Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011

Short film showcases like this are an important place for talented new filmmakers to draw attention to their work. Many of the world's most famous directors started out making shorts, so watching them is a great way for you to discover new talent.

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Home Movie and Heidi Kim at W Hong Kong Hotel
Arsenic (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Robert Todd)
A contemplation of the fallibility of memory, especially as we age.
Blood And Dust (Blood & Dust) (Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Vaughan Smith), Official Site
A short documentary about medical auxiliaries working to save lives on the battlefields of Helmand.
Food (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Jonathan van Tulleken; Writer: Christian Contreras; Stars: Laurence Spellman, Nav Sidhu, Paterson Joseph, Roger Allam, Togo Igawa)
With sustenance running short, people start to look around for new things to eat.
Geronimo (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Nele Hecht; Writer: Dean Stalham; Stars: John Ashton, Tanya Franks, Colin Mace, Lee Ross, Ben Smith)
A father and son working in the haulage industry are linked by an awkward sentimental attachment to a ring.
Heidi Kim at W Hong Kong Hotel (Country: Austria; Year: 2010; Director: Friedl vom Grüller)
A beautiful woman reclines mysteriously in an anonymous hotel. What is her secret?
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Blood And Dust and Hooked
Home (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Baff Akoto; Writer: DC Moore; Stars: Johnny Harris, Lorraine Stanley, Branko Tomovic, Anthony Welsh)
Homeless acquaintances discuss the apparent disappearance of a man they know.
Hooked (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Henry Darke; Writer: Alexander Stewart; Stars: Cathy Tyson, Anita Dobson, Adeel Akhtar, Satnam Bhogal)
A mixed-race woman falls out with her resentful white mother on a turbulent housing estate.
Home Movie (Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: John Price)
An exploration of family memories now distorted.
Magic (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: John Williams; Writer: Nick Mohammed; Stars: Jane Horrocks, Ricky Grover, Moya Brady, Perry Benson, Wilfred Taylor)
A glimpse into the lives of a troupe of stage magicians trying to keep the magic alive.
Micah (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: John Maidens; Writer: Levi David Addai; Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, David Ajala, Cecilia Noble)
Tensions escalate between two brother's as the apparently respectable life of one begins to unravel.
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Arsenic and Micah
Photo Session (Country: Austria; Year: 2010; Director: Friedl vom Grüller)
The passion a couple reveal during a photo shoot is lost when they are captured in still images.
Rough Skin (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Cathy Brady; Writer: Laura Lomas; Stars: Anna Clark, Lorraine Ashbourne, Marc Ryan-Jordan, Natalie Burke, Vicky McClure)
A former prisoner struggles to readjust to family life.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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