Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

These short film showcases are divided into the following programmes, these will be shown in itallics against each film below as we review them.

  • Elizabeth Hobbs - A Retrospective Of Animated Work
  • International Animation
  • The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
  • The McLaren Award: New British Animation 2

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, American Exposé: The Media in Mainstream American Cinema 1975-1990, American Woman: Female Directors in American Cinema, Best Of British, Black Box, Documentaries, European Classics, European Perspectives, Fest In The City, Film Fest Junior, Focus On Canada, Galas, Night Moves, Shorts, The American Nightmare: Horror in Mainstream American Cinema 1980-1985, Unlocking The Archives, World Perspectives

The Witches The Witches
The Witches and The Emperor
The Emperor (Year: 2001; Director: Elizabeth Hobbs; Writer: Elizabeth Hobbs)
The tale of a quest to free Napoleon Bonaparte from exile on the island of St Helena.
Elizabeth Hobbs - A Retrospective Of Animated Work
G-aaah (Year: 2016; Director: Elizabeth Hobbs)
Amy Johnson worked as a typist for a firm of solicitors before her record- breaking solo flight from Croydon to Australia in 1930. This film has been created with an Underwood 315 typewriter as a celebration of her journey.
Elizabeth Hobbs - A Retrospective Of Animated Work
Take Rabbit (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Peter Peake; Writer: Peter Peake; Stars: Matt Berry, Amelia Bullmore, Stephen Graham, Steve Pemberton)
A man tries to transport a fox, rabbit and cabbage across a river without getting into trouble.
The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1
The Witches (Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: Elizabeth Hobbs; Writer: Morag McKinnon)
New laws against witchcraft trouble three fishwives from North Berwick in 1590.
Elizabeth Hobbs - A Retrospective Of Animated Work

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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