The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will host 23 world premieres, including Max Meyer’s Adam which will bring the 63rd edition to a close.
The festival, which runs from June 17 to 28, will also have sixteen international premieres. Sam Mendes’ Away We Go will open the festival.
Duncan Ward’s Boogie Woogie, Brian Percival’s A Boy Called Dad, Jan Dunn’s The Calling, Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold and Duncan Jones’ Moon will be among the British Galas competing for the UK Film Council-sponsored Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature.
The films in competition for the inaugural International Best Feature include Jonathan Auf Der Heide’s Van Diemen’s Land; Noah Buschel’s The Missing Person; Sarah Watt’s My Year Without Sex; Per Hanefjord’s Ekland and Max Francos’ Nakba.
Galas will also include Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee; Martin Provost’s Seraphine; Peter Hewitt’s The Maiden Heist and Rowan Woods’ Fragments.
All of the films in the Gala and British Gala sections, including the opening and closing night films, are eligible for the Standard Life Audience Award.
The documentary section includes world premieres of Isolation by Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull and No Great Love by Michael Whyte.
The Director’s Showcase will feature Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience and Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker among others.
Speaking to Screen International, EIFF artistic director Hannah McGill said: “A lot of the film-makers have been supported by public financing, such as the New Cinema Fund, but we’re seeing people looking at creative means of privately financing their films. They are being aided by technology.”
She referred to Jonathan auf der Heide’s Van Diemen’s Land which was shot on a small budget with a RedCamera and a small amount of private financing.“People are not waiting for the holy grail of public funding. They’re just getting on with it.”
Atletu (The Athlete)
A Boy Called Dad
Crying With Laughter
Follow The Master
Mad, Sad And Bad
No Greater Love
Romeo And Juliet Versus The Living Dead
Running In Traffic
Wide Open Spaces
Away We Go
Easier With Practice
Harmony And Me
The Last Heroes Of The Peninsula
The Maiden Heist
The Missing Person
Modern Love Is Automatic
My Year Without Sex
The September Issue
Van Diemen’s Land