Bootleg Film Festival line-up announced

Underground independent festival hits Edinburgh.

by Jennie Kermode

The Bootleg Film Festival showcases movies made on a shoestring - some of the most truly independent work around - and this year it's coming to Edinburgh. The line-up, announced today, includes home-grown favourites like Electric Man and All That Glisters alongside work gathered from around the world - and all of it is free.

Hosted by the Banshee Labyrinth, the event will run from the 22nd to the 24th of this month and will also feature workshops aimed at helping aspiring filmmakers to develop their skills. Guests will include Rob Savage, there to introduce his award-winning film Strings, and Bootleg founder Tom Wilton who will present the première of his new feature Pale Horse.

"I'm delighted to be bringing Bootleg to Edinburgh," says Creative Director Neil Rolland. "I can honestly say it’s the most grounded and inspiring festival I have ever been to... It has been an absolute joy to put this programme together. I never imagined that we would receive such a high calibre of films."

With ten features and 56 shorts, the festival will certainly be packing a lot into the weekend. Entry will be on a first come, first served basis and you can read our coverage here at Eye For Film.

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