Hyena opened the festival Hyena opened the festival

The 68th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival will run from June 18 to 29. It opened with the world premiere of Hyena and close with the international premiere of We'll Never Have Paris. Among the stars expected on the red carpet are Elijah Wood, Don Johson and Noel Clarke.

The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film was given to Hide And Seek, Best International Feature Film was named as Ice Poison and Best Documentary Feature Film went to My Name Is Salt.

Submissions for the 2015 festival open on November 3, 2014. The organisers say: "EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché."

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As He Lay Falling
As He Lay Falling
Tensions simmer after a Greek emigre takes work at a Highland croft.
What Now? Remind Me
What Now? Remind Me
The director muses on 20 years of life with HIV.
Au Revoir L'Été
Au Revoir L'Été
Rites of passage drama about a youngster on a summer break with her family.
Doc Of The Dead
Doc Of The Dead
A documentary exploring the zombie genre.
Monkey Love Experiments
Monkey Love Experiments
A misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.
Directed By Tweedie
Directed By Tweedie
The filmmaker's grandfather learns about films by making one.
Cailleach
Cailleach
Portrait of a crofter.
Virunga
Virunga
Documentary charting the dangers that threaten the last home of the mountain gorillas... and those who look after them.
The Skeleton Twins
The Skeleton Twins
A restless young woman reconnects with her brother while he is recovering from a suicide attempt.
Journey To The West
Journey To The West
A slow-moving Buddhist monk acquires a follower on the streets of Marseille.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

Sisterly love
Uschi Reich on German Oscar entry Beloved Sisters.
Snapshot of a life
Charlie Siskel on making Finding Vivian Maier.
Piercing vision
The unpredictable engines of Bong Joon-ho.
Snow business
John Hurt on Snowpiercer and his long career.
Fur and loathing in Finsterworld, part 2
Frauke Finsterwalder and Christian Kracht are out of this world.
Depardieu: A force of Nature
France’s best-known star is in Edinburgh.
Hidden in plain sight
Joanna Coates on Hide And Seek.
Fur and loathing in Finsterworld, part 1
Frauke Finsterwalder and Christian Kracht on language and symbology in their new film.
Golden dreams
Garnet Frost and Ed Perkins talk about personal journeys, spirituality and connection in documentary Garnet's Gold
DOC NYC closing night
Jonathan Franzen on bird protection, and a look at the work of Michel Gondry.
Cage takes a walk on the dark side
Nicolas on reaching for the naked truth in Joe.

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

Chris Fujiwara quits Edinburgh International Film Festival
Artistic director steps down to pursue other activities.
Tony Benn film named audience favourite
Documentary featuring Labour statesman wins award at EIFF.
Hide And Seek wins Michael Powell at EIFF
Ice Poison, My Name Is Salt and Eddie Marsan also win awards.
Hyena kicks off Edinburgh Film Festival
America Ferrera, Ryan Piers Williams and Stephen Graham among stars on red carpet.
Edinburgh Film Festival launch programme
Don Johnson, Elijah Wood and America Ferrera among stars heading to city.
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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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