EIFF will host a screening of Back To The Future with a live orchestral performance. EIFF will host a screening of Back To The Future with a live orchestral performance.

The 69th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival will run from June 17 to 28. The main programme will be announced after Cannes but the incoming artistic director Mark Adams has already announced the main retrospective will be a celebration of American TV series of the Sixties and Seventies entitled Little Big Screen. There will also be a retrospective dedicated to Walter Hill's early work.

The festival's main country focus has been announced as Mexico, which will include new features and archive titles.

Continuing the Masters of Animation series, the festival will present a retrospective of the work of acclaimed animator Barry Purves, who will appear in person to discuss his work. There will also be a one-off screening of Roger Corman's Little Shop Of Horrors with a live performance of the entire soundtrack - including dialogue, foley and music. And to celebrate the 30th anniversary of EIFF's UK premiere of Back To The Future, there will be a screening of the film with live accompaniment.

The festival opened with Robert Carlyle's directorial debut The Legend Of Barney Thomson and close with Iona.

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Norfolk
Norfolk
A tough-love father's strong relationship with his teenage son is tested when the boy befriends a girl.
Therapy For A Vampire
Therapy For A Vampire
A vampire seeks assistance from Dr Freud.
Eadweard
Eadweard
Biopic of photographic pioneer Eadweard Muybridge.
Desert Dancer
Desert Dancer
An Iranian youngster risks everything to start a dance company despite the fact the pasttime is illegal in his country.
The Third Dad
The Third Dad
A filmmaker sets out to find the grave of her estranged father.
Ottery
Ottery
A mysterious glimpse of an England steeped in folkloric tradition.
Under Milk Wood
Under Milk Wood
Dylan Thomas' tale of a Welsh seaside town.
Paper Planes
Paper Planes
Boy from the Australian outishback competes in the world junior paper planes contest in Japan. Frankie should have sung a song.
Addicted To Fresno
Addicted To Fresno
A woman tries to help her sex addict sister.
The Houses Of Halloween
The Houses Of Halloween
A group of young filmmakers tours the US in search of a truly scary Halloween haunted house attraction.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

Land of our fathers
Scott Graham on Iona, God, Scottish cinema and stifled voices.
Christmas spirit
Hector director on homelessness and humanity in his debut feature.
The weight of the years
Andrew Haigh on Charlotte Rampling, memory and smoking in 45 Years.
Timing is everything
Charlotte Rampling on the vertiginous experience of 45 Years.
On the Learning To Drive red carpet
Catching up with Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Isabel Coixet, Sarita Choudhury and Jake Weber.
Driving Passions
Thelma Schoonmaker, Daniel Hammond, Sarah Kernochan and Avi Nash on Learning To Drive.
American lives
Nicolas Steiner and Thomas Schneider on festivals, fighting cows and Above And Below.
The first resistance
Oliver Hirschbiegel on 13 Minutes, Nazis and Georg Elser's assassination attempt on Hitler.
The marriage of music and authenticity
Composer Ilan Eshkeri on scoring Jake Chapman's TV series and Autobahn.
That Sugar interview
Sweet talk about the unsavoury effects of bad diet from Damon Gameau.
Hallowed ground, part 2
Corin Hardy on The Hallow, creating fear and adapting The Crow.
Hallowed ground, part 1
Corin Hardy on going back to basics with The Hallow.
Focusing on the family
Karen Guthrie talks about documenting her life in The Closer We Get.
Running away with the circus
Rosa Rogers and Merieme Addou on the Pirates of Salé.
My main hope is that audiences have fun
EIFF artistic director Mark Adams talks about this year's festival.
Jumping for joy
Marah Strauch on Carl Boenish, BASE jumping and shooting Sunshine Superman.
Keeping score
Composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans talk about their work on films including Enemy, Nasty Baby, The Wolfpack and Last Days In The Desert.
A heavenly role
Ewan McGregor and Rodrigo García on Last Days In The Desert.
Pi of the tiger
Director Ang Lee talks about mastering the animals in Life Of Pi at the New York Film Festival.

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

Karen Gillan and James Cosmo become EIFF patrons
Big Gold Dream wins Audience Award as festival draws to close.
45 Years wins Michael Powell at EIFF
The Diary Of A Teenage Girl takes international prize
EIFF announces Best Of The Fest
Hector, Inside Out an Amy among films getting additional screenings.
Nice 'do kicks off EIFF
Stars out for absurdist serial killing barber flick The Legend Of Barney Thomson
Scottish Film Summit held in Edinburgh
Event explores industry concerns and ambitions.
Bob Last quits Edinburgh International Film Festival
Chair steps down ahead of 69th edition.
EIFF announces juries
Karen Gillan, Natascha McElhone and Jessica Hynes among guests attending.
Edinburgh Film Festival announces line-up
Guests include Ewan McGregor, Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell and Johnnie To.
Scottish filmmakers come to fore at EIFF
Edinburgh announces homegrown titles and special events.
Iona to close Edinburgh Film Festival 2015
Shell director Scott Graham returns to festival.
Robert Carlyle directorial debut to open EIFF
The Legend Of Barney Thomson will world premiere at 69th edition.
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