The Edinburgh International Film Festival or EIFF has moved its date and will now take place in June. This year's festival is from the 18 - 29 June.
Established in 1947, it is the longest continually running film festival in the world. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A film festival is the presentation or showcasing of Films in one or more Movie theaters or screening venues The EIFF has presented some of cinema's most important and exciting moments, showcasing Global, International and UK premieres and playing host to the world's greatest filmmakers.
When it was started by the Edinburgh Film Guild (the oldest continually running Film Society in the world) it was only for documentaries. At the time there were only a couple of other Film Festivals in the world (Cannes and Venice). The festival shows a range of films from around the world and screens not only feature length films and documentaries, but also shorts, animations and music videos. The Grand Jury awards "The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film" while the audience can vote for the "Standard Life Audience Award" and a panel judges the "Skillset New Directors Award. " There are also several awards given to short films. All films shown are U.K. premieres although many are also European or International Premieres. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
The Artistic Director since September 2006 is Hannah McGill, previously a film critic and cinema columnist for The Herald newspaper. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Herald is a national Broadsheet newspaper published Monday to Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Ginnie Atikinson is the long serving Managing Director. Sir Sean Connery and Tilda Swinton are the film festivals honorary patrons. Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25 1930) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and BAFTA Award -winning Scottish Katherine Matilda "Tilda" Swinton (born 5 November 1960 is an Academy Award - BAFTA - BAFTA Scotland - and Coppa Volpi award-winning
The venues are the Filmhouse, Cameo, Fountainpark Cineworld and The Dominion. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Cameo is an Edinburgh cinema which started life as the King's Cinema on 8 January 1914 and is one of the oldest cinemas in Scotland still in use Some of the events are run in The Sheraton Hotel. In Glasgow the Glasgow Film Theatre and Renfrew St Cineworld also participate. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom The Glasgow Film Theatre or GFT is an independent cinema in Rose Street (by Sauchiehall Street) Glasgow. As of 2004 there are proposals for a new Filmhouse to be built, entitled Sean Connery Filmhouse, designed by architect Richard Murphy. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25 1930) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and BAFTA Award -winning Scottish Richard Murphy OBE is an Architect based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and principal architect in Richard Murphy Architects It would be near to the existing one, have a greater capacity and be home to the festival. The current location favoured by Filmhouse is Festival Square in front of the Sheraton Hotel.
The 2007 EIFF ran between 15th and 26th August 2007. It was the 61st Anniversary of the EIFF.
The programme also featured a crop of the best in writing talent:
Various special events took place. These special stand-alone movie experiences, sessions designed to fully explore the content of our programme.