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The Edinburgh International Film Festival is part of the Edinburgh Festival, which takes place every August, in Edinburgh. Established in 1947, it is the longest continually running film festival in the world. The festival shows a range of films. All films shown are Scottish premieres. There is no one Edinburgh Festival but those using the term are usually referring to the collection of various festivals in August and early September of each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... A film festival is a mostly annual festival in one or more movie theaters with a special program showcasing many films. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...

Venues include the Filmhouse, Cameo, Fountainpark Cineworld. In Glasgow the Glasgow Film Theatre and Renfrew St Cineworld also participate. As of 2004 there are proposals for a new Filmhouse to be built, entitled Sean Connery Filmhouse, designed by architect Richard Murphy. It would 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. 2002 Lincoln cent, obverse, proof with cameo Cameo is a method of carving, or an item of jewelry made in this manner. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sean Connery before appearing in the James Bond films. ... Richard Murphy, is an architect based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and principle architect in Richard Murphy Architects. ...

The Artistic Director since 2002 has been Shane Danielsen, and Ginnie Atkinson is the long-serving Managing Director. For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ...


The Gala films have a well known actor or director attached to them. Rosebud films are by first or second time directors. The Directors' Showcase shows films by important directors from around the world. British Gala screens British Film productions. The Late Night Romps section shows action and horror films either from countries whose mainstream films are given little world wide release such as Japan, or by independent filmmakers. The Document part of the festival screens feature length and short documentaries. Retrospective shows films by an important director that many people will not have had the chance to see on the cinema screen. These have included Henri-Georges Clouzot and Michael Powell. Black Box shows abstract and artistic films. Mirrorball shows music videos from around the world and includes animated music videos. Reel Life features interviews with many important people in the cinema industry. The Short Films Program screens films that are not feature length and often shows several of these films at one time. The Animation section screens short films that are animated. Feature length animations are included in the main program, not this section Henri-Georges Clouzot (November 20, 1904 - January 12, 1977) was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. ... Michael Powell film-maker. ...

External links

  • Official Site
  • UKHotMovies.com - Edinburgh International Film Festival: Past, Present and Future
  • iofilm - reviews 1998 to 2005
  • Filmhouse Cinema Official Site

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Edinburgh International Film Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (155 words)
The Edinburgh International Film Festival is part of the Edinburgh Festival, which takes place every August.
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The festival shows a range of British, independent and foreign films.
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