Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

Celebrating the festival at 70. There will also be a free event - Behind the Curtain: 70 Years of EIFF, featuring former artistic director Jim Hickey and archiveist Rachel Hosker in conversation about memories of the festival. Additionally, there will be celebration of the anniversary in various venues in the city.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Animation, Best Of British, Black Box, Documentaries, European Perspectives, Fantastic Planets: The Futuristic Art of René Laloux, Fest in the City, Focus On Poland, Galas, Night Moves, Shorts, The Future Is History - Brave New World: New Directions in science-fiction cinema 1980-85, The Future Is History - Great Britain, World Perspectives

Drifters (Country: UK; Year: 1929; Director: John Grierson)
Special screening of the classic documentary about North Sea fisherman, showing as a celebration of the Edinburgh Film Guild, which turns 80 this year.
Hitchcock On Grierson (Country: UK; Year: 1965; Director: Douglas Moodie; Writer: Jack Gerson; Stars: John Grierson, Alfred Hitchcock)
A tribute to the 'father of documentary'.
Hooray For Holyrood (Country: UK; Year: 1986; Director: Ross Wilson; Writer: Alistair Moffat; Stars: Denis Forman, Samuel Fuller, Neil Jordan, Barry Norman, Stephen Woolley)
STV's film on the 40th Edinburgh Film Festival.
Mirroball: Documentaries (Year: 1999; Director: Nicola Black)
A series of Channel 4 documentaries dedicated to avant-garde filmmakers: Michel Gondry, Mike Mills, Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, Jonas Akerlund and Jonathan Glazer. Spread across two programmes.
News

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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