Edinburgh Film Festival

Gangs of skateboarding kids and mini clusters of homeless swilling winos (i.e. the usual residents of Bristo Square) were in for a surprise last Wednesday evening when the relative calm of the night was shattered by the sight of Sir Sean Connery grooving away and getting on down alongside ostrich-feathered dancing girls, a balkan-esque band and stilt walkers.

Documentary film-makers love the outsider. They love to probe around the fringes of real-life, picking up rocks and seeing what detritus is burrowing underneath, whether by design or choice. This is perfectly displayed by some of the films being presented in this year’s ever exemplary Document strand at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

A couple of days ago I collected my EIFF press pass and main programme guide from the del

Screenwriter-director Sylvain Chomet chose to go the old-school route when he adapted French comedy legend Jacques Tati's previously unmade script into an animated feature.

Young filmmakers from Edinburgh will be enjoying their moment in the limelight at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, which gets under way today.

Former Edinburgh International Film Festival curator Mark Cousins and Scottish actress Tilda Swinton (Narnia's ice queen) have sent out an open invitation to a special spontaneous, 4 minute dance event based on Laurel and Hardy's Way Out West dance (see video).

Screenwriter and laddish, British author Nick Hornby will be the subject of an In-Person onstage interview at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Thursday 17 June. It is one of three late additions to the film festival's programme.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is partnering with Learning and Teaching Scotland to broadcast select Festival education events live to schools across Scotland via GLOW Meet, the world's first national intranet for education on Tuesday 22 June.

I knew I had to be somewhere yesterday morning as I flumped groggy eyed onto my hideously ugly and uncomfortable sofa and flipped on the daily propaganda and yes folks, David Laws is still resigned

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) launched its programme on a damp Edinburgh morning with a line-up of films that ranges from an OTT, gunslinging comedy to a bloody, Edinburgh-set horror, from a documentary on Star Wars geekdom to a more high-brow conversation with a former Star Trek captain.