Culture

The 70th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Film Festival

From the 15th of June until the 26th of June, Scotland's capital will host local and international films

May 30th, 2016
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The festival will showcase, between others, 22 World Premieres, 5 International Premieres, 17 European Premieres and 85 UK Premieres. Some of the most highly expected screenings are: the Disney-Pixar animation Finding Dori, the documentary Lost in France, the Mexican-Spanish film Bleak Street and the Indian production Brahman Naman. 

The Edinburgh International Film Festival started in 1947 as a Documentary film festival. It is the oldest film festival in history and it has become a reference for cinema events in all around the world. EIFF also supports the industry and the development of young talents. Regarding this last point, in the 2016 edition the Festival will also be hosting an exhibition at Filmhouse presenting the creative process of the ECA students, from mood board development to final fabric design. In addition, the EIFF also provides workshops for those who want to expand their education in the cinema field.

It is known for approaching very different kind of styles, for its international value and for discovering new talents inside the cinema field. The festival gives awards to films in different categories: Best International Feature Film, Best International Documentary Feature, and the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, the Student Critics Jury Award and the Audience Award. EIFF also gives awards in the categories of animation and short film.

The 2016 edition of EIFF will include a packed program of events, screenings and networking opportunities. They run alongside a series of talent development initiatives designed to support the best emerging talent from across the UK.

Finally, some of the venues that have been chosen for the event are old theater Odeon, and the cinemas Cineworld, the Festival Theatre, the Summerhall and the Filmhouse, which is also the official venue of the festival. 

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Cultural Diplomacy News
Marina Bartolomé, CD News Team