Away We Go opened 63rd edition Away We Go opened 63rd edition

The festival celebrated its 63rd year. The longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF began in 1947 as a champion of documentary films and has expanded to include the full gamut of features, documentaries and short films and was under the artistic directorship of Hannah McGill in 2009.

The programme was announced on May 6 and included a Roger Corman retrospective, plus UK premieres of Rudo Y Cursi, Moon and Mary and Max. The festival opens on June 17 with Sam Mendes' Away We Go and closed on June 28 with the international premiere of Adam.

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EIFF Latest Reviews

What happens when an obssession with junk food goes too far...
Atari struggles with his useless robot, but his real struggle is more complex.
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
An elite bomb disposal unit struggles to function in the heart of the Iraq war.
Boogie Woogie
Boogie Woogie
Art world satire.
An astronaut starts to lose the plot at the end of a mission to the moon - but is there something else going on? Plus read our exclusive interview with
My Year Without Sex
My Year Without Sex
Film traces a year of recovery in a family hit by sickness.
A divorced mum faces trouble when a military experiment goes wrong.
Crying With Laughter
Crying With Laughter
Black comedy about a comedian whose past is unearthed.
Company Limited
Company Limited
Acidic middle-class drama set in Calcutta.
Long Weekend
Long Weekend
Remake of the cult horror that sees nature turn predator.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

Teenage kicks
Director Gerardo Naranjo talks about the rebellious motivations behind I'm Gonna Explode
Helping Crimson Wing take flight
Matthew Aeberhard, Leander Ward and Melanie Finn talk about making Disneynature's first feature.
Eisenberg in Adventureland
Actor Jesse talks about his latest role in Greg Mottola's coming-of-age romance.
The coming of the Antichrist
Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle talks about working on Lars von Trier's controversial feature.
Rum relationships
Claire Denis talks about her latest film, which focus on the bond between a father and daughter.
Fresh Visions: Loose talk
In the second of our features on up-and-coming directors we talk to Alastair Siddons about documentary Turn It Loose.
All Tomorrow's Parties hits the EIFF
Future Cinema bring a secret with them to Edinburgh
Le Donk World Premiere Party
The credit crunch filmmaking revolution extends to the premiere party.
Rudo & Cursi on the red carpet
The stars of one of this summer's most promising films strut their stuff.
Edinburgh Film Festival 2009: Opening Night photo showcase
Our dauntless adventuring photographers Max Blinkhorn and Stuart Crawford were there at the EIFF 2009 Opening Night red carpet.
Picture Perfect
Edinburgh Diary, Days Zero and One
Shooting for the Moon
Duncan Jones talks exclusively about shooting his hyper-low budget sci-fi film.
Kirby Dick explains his Outrage
The director reveals what motivated him to spotlight closeted and hypocritical US politicians in his latest film.

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

Ginnie Atkinson steps down from Edinburgh Film Festival
Managing director to 'pursue new projects' after 15 years at helm.
Edinburgh Film Festival launches new screenwriting initiative
The Story Works training programme to run in conjunction with Skillset.
EIFF announces winners
Michael Powell jury over Moon about Duncan Jones' debut
EIFF announces jurors
Joe Wright, Frank Langella, Alan Cumming and Kirby Dick among those who will select winners
EIFF announces Film Festival Under The Stars Line-up
Family films chosen to celebrate fest patrons.
EIFF and Skillset announce Trailblazers
Up-and coming cast and crew honoured.

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