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Edinburgh Film Festival (EIFF) has announced a celebration of Scotland for its 72nd edition. 

The festival will showcase talent and locations from the country via a selection of features, shorts, documentaries, animations and events.

Included amongst these will be comedy horror-musical Anna And The Apocalypse, shot largely in and around Glasgow; and the world premiere of Jack Lowden-starring thriller Calibre, the debut feature from Matt Palmer, set in the Highlands and filmed at Beecraigs Country Park, which will get a worldwide release on Netflix the following week (June 29).

Other titles that make up part of the celebration include two music documentaries: Kevin Macdonald’s Whitney and Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis, directed by Travis frontman Fran Healy and with the band in attendance.

Documentaries from Scottish filmmakers on the programme include Becoming Animal and Ece Ger’s Meeting Jim. EIFF honorary patron Mark Cousins will also be present to introduce two recent of his recent films, The Eyes Of Orson Welles and Storm In My Heart.

Special events include Scottish director Bill Forsyth introducing his classic Local Hero with a Q&A to follow, and a screening of Finlay Pretsell’s Time Trial with former Scottish professional cyclist David Millar in attendance for a Q&A.

Animator Elizabeth Hobbs, a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, will present a screening of her short animations in Elizabeth Hobbs: A Retrospective of Animated Work.

Puzzle, starring Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald, was last month announced as the opening film of the 72nd Edinburgh Film Festival, which runs from June 20 to July 1. Rob Brydon comedy Swimming With Men will close the event.

The full programme will be announced on May 23.

EIFF artistic director Mark Adams said, “The Festival’s programme always helps shine the light on to Scottish themes, performances and filmmakers, and I am thrilled that once again we can celebrate this high-level of craftsmanship in past and present Scottish work in our 72nd year.”

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