Edinburgh International Film Festival
The Edinburgh International Film Festival, the longest continuously run film festival in the world, takes place over a 12 day period at the end of June. The EIFF in 2013 will be second year with artistic director Chris Fujiwara at the helm. He is widely credited with helping to restore the EIFF"s reputation in 2012, after a poorly received EIFF 2011.
The EIFF 2012 opened with William Friedkin's Killer Joe and closed with Disney-Pixar's Brave. It screened 121 features from 52 countries. In 2012, the EIFF also reinstated the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature and included an International Feature Competition.
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- Buying tickets
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The EIFF box office opens at 10am on 31 May 2012, with a presale for Filmhouse members on the previous day from noon. Book tickets online or by phone (see above).
The Best of the Fest, at the end of the festival, is usually a good deal.
Launched in 1947, alongside the Edinburgh International Festival, the EIFF was one of the world's first international film festivals. Traditionally, the Edinburgh International Film Festival took place in August, at the same time as Edinburgh's various other August festivals. Former EIFF artistic director Hannah McGill, said the EIFF's move to June, was to give the Film Festival more "breathing space."