June 19 – 30, 2013
What’s It All About?
Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is known for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. The festival this year will showcase 146 features from 53 countries, including 14 world premieres, six international premieres and 10 European premieres.
EIFF is supported by Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council, EventScotland, the Scottish Government through the Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and the BFI. It has developed into a crucial business hub for the UK and international film industry.
With an emphasis on new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF’s vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audience edification and pleasure with a strong ongoing stake in the development of the UK and Scottish film industries.
Watch Out For!
The film, directed by Drake Doremus (who won the 2011 Sundance Film Festival jury prize) and featuring Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce, will also have its European premiere at the festival this year.
Some of the Indian films that will be featured include:
• Director Kamal KM’s film I.D. has been selected for the International
Feature Film competition
• Director Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai will be screened in the Directors’ Showcase section
• Filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s Cellulloid Man will screen in the Films on Film section
International Feature Competition
This section includes such diverse offerings as:
• Mahdi Fleifel’s A World Not Ours
• Mohammad Shirvani’s Fat Shaker
• Aleksey Fedorchenko’s Celestial Wives Of The Meadow Mari
• Hisham Zaman’s Before Snowfall
• Elias Giannakakis’s Joy
• Kang Yi-kwan’s Juvenile Offender
• Leonardo Brzezicki’s Noche
• Cristian Soto and Catalina Vergara’s The Last Station
• Tudor Giurgiu’s Of Snails And Men
Special screenings include Jurassic Park 3D and the ground-breaking Scottish film The Gorbals Story. Other films in this category include:
• I Am Breathing
• Fire In The Night
• Peaky Blinders
• The Surprise Movie
• Scot Ward: A Celebration
The festival will close with Scottish romcom Not Another Happy Ending, with lead actor Karen Gillan.