With an arm that was just out of a cast and a laptop that decided to give up on me a little too far before the halfway mark for comfort, the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival may have had a few too many hiccups along the way in regards to my coverage, but the Festival itself was a resounding success. And, when the news was announced yesterday that Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara has committed his services for a further three years, there was not a bad word to be said.
With the return of the Michael Powell and International Awards and two big Red Carpet Galas in the form of William Friedkin’s Killer Joe and Disney Pixar’s Brave, Fujiwara has set himself an incredibly high bar, but one that he is surely ready (and more than able) to contend with. After all, there is a reason he’s referred to as The Mighty Fujiwara.
To check out what coverage was salvageable from my now wreck of a Mac, including interviews from the Brave Red Carpet, just click here.
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Twelve days. One hundred and fifty films. Nineteen World premieres. Thirteen International premieres. Eleven European premieres. Seventy-six UK premieres. It’s safe to say there’s going to be a lot going on at the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
I’m lucky enough to be heading up to Scotland (for the very first time) next month and will be bringing you as much coverage as I can. As the Festival gets closer I will reflect a little more on what I’m most excited about, so, for now, here’s a round up of what’s going on between 20th June – 1st July.
The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film returns this year alongside The International Feature Competition, both of which include documentaries and narrative film. Nominees can be seen in this picture from the Festival brochure:
To see what films will be heading to Edinburgh next month, check out the full press release below or head over to the Festival’s official website here for more information: Continue reading
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