Things get hot in the kitchen for Remy in Brad Bird's latest Ratatouille Things get hot in the kitchen for Remy in Brad Bird's latest Ratatouille

Now in its 61st year of screenings, the EIFF is the longest continuously running film festival in the world. It began in 1947 as a champion of documentary films and has expanded to include the full gamut of features, documentaries and short films.

Hannah McGill is marking her inaugural year as artistic director with an in-depth look at Cinema And The Written Word. The programme was announced on July 11 and includes an Anita Loos Retrospective, plus UK premieres of Ratatouille, Paranoid Park and Death Proof. The festival opens with David Mackenzie's latest film Hallam Foe, which was shot in the city, and closes with Julie Delpy's 2 Days In Paris.

Ian Curtis biopic Control - directed by Anton Corbijn - took home the Michael Powell award for Best New British Feature. It's star, Sam Riley, also won the PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film. Paul Taylor's heartwarming documentary about a South African orphanage, We Are Together, won the Audience Award, while the Best Documentary award went to Jennifer Venditti's Billy The Kid - a film about a boy with learning difficulties looking for love. The Skillset New Director's Award was won by Lucia Puenzo for her coming-of-age drama XXY.

Short films scooping awards were: Peter Baynton's Over The Hill (McLaren Animation Award), Simon Ellis' Soft (European Film Academy Short Film Prix UIP), Jamie Griffiths' The One And Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island (Best British Short Film), Yasmin Fedda's Breadmakers (Short Scottish Documentary Award).

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EIFF Latest Reviews

Fantasy epic about a boy who goes looking for a falling star.
Lynch (one)
Lynch (one)
An insight into the working life of cult film director David Lynch.
The Man From London
The Man From London
After witnessing a murder, a railway switchman makes a discovery which will change his life forever.
Guy meets Girl and makes beautiful - and Oscar-winning - music with her.
A detective caught in a battle of wits with a killer is forced to pay for his past failings.
Mala Noche
Mala Noche
Moody and atmospheric picture about unrequited love on skid row.
Garbage Warrior
Garbage Warrior
Maverick architect Michael Reynolds has spent years building eco-friendly ‘sustainable’ homes in New Mexico. Just as the state authorities crack down, a call for help comes from an island hit by the Asian Tsunami.
The unlikely lives of Canadian junkies.
Ex Drummer
Ex Drummer
A group of punk misfits ask a famous novelist to join their band... despite the fact he can't play, only to find their plans spiralling out of control.
Children Of Glory
Children Of Glory
The Hungarian revolution as seen from the perspective of its water polo heroes.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

Delpy's new direction
The French star talks about stepping behind the camera for 2 Days In Paris.
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day 11
A double dose of films and looking forward to the festival's future.
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day Ten
Pass panic and a short pitstop at the videoteque.
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day Nine
A look at the audience voting system and a run down of best of the fest.
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day Eight
A day of surprises, including The Kingdom
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day Seven
Special People and Stardust magic.
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day Six
Sharing a bed with the stars and dreams of a Golden Haggis
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day Five
The Mole is sick of all the gluttony - promises to be more selective in future
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day Four
Death Proof red carpet - waterproofing also required.
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day Three
Stars come out for Control premiere.
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day Two
Waters runs deep on the subject of remakes
Edinburgh Film Festival: Day One
The rain stayed off - just! - as the 61st Edinburgh International Film Festival kicked off.
Heading for Edinburgh?
What to look out for in this year's film festival.
Shooting Sugarhouse
Sugarhouse is the new British crime thriller set to redefine the genre - Director Gary Love talks about his first feature.

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

EIFF to showcase 22 documentaries
Award-winning Man On Wire in programme.
Edge Of Love to open Edinburgh Film Festival 2008
John Maybury's Dylan Thomas biopic gets top billing.
EIFF gets shot in arm from UK Film Council
£1.88m to be made available over a three-year period.
EIFF Awards under Control
Biopic scoops two prizes, plus a rundown of the other winners.
EIFF short film award winners
Four prizes announced at Point Hotel.
A very Scottish celebration
We kick up our heels at the Seachd premiere ceilidh.
Keep an Eye on your radio
Eye For Film cover EIFF for Festival FM
EIFF announces Michael Powell Jury
Scottish star Kate Dickie and Sundance Director Geoff Gilmore among the names in the frame.
EIFF asks you to make a new date in 2008
Film Festival will move to June for more breathing space away from Edinburgh's other events.
EIFF programme launched
Hallam Foe director David Mackenzie and star Sophia Myles attend kick off.
Hallam Foe to open Edinburgh Film Festival
Jamie Bell starrer to launch 61st edition.

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