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Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival Filmhouse
88, Lothian Road
EH3 9BZ Edinburgh
phone +44-131-2 28 40 51
fax +44-131-2 29 55 01
http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk
email: info@edfilmfest.org.uk

Artistic Director
Mr. Mark Adams
mark.adams@edfilmfest.org.uk

Year of Foundation 1947

Event Date from 19 June 2019 till 30 June 2019

in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Sections International Feature Film Competition, Short Film Competition, Director's Showcase, World Perspectives, Black Box, New Realities, Symphonie of Life, International Animation, Shorts, Galas (Family, Opening, Closing), Film on Film, Focus, Night Moves, Not another Teen Movie

Terms of Entry UK premiere mandatory; films should be no more than 12 months old by June 2017, short films: max. 30 min., feature films: min. 60 min, medium-length films can be considered in special cases.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline Earlybird –13 December 2018
SHORT – £20.00 / FEATURE – £75.00

Regular – 17 January 2019
SHORT – £30.00 / FEATURE – £85.00

Late – 7 February 2019
SHORT – £35.00 / FEATURE – £90.00

Attendance Figures 73,000

Participants of the Film Industry English and international producers, distributors, sales agents and buyers looking for new talents

Prizes/Awards Best Film (International Feature and Short Film Competition), Students Critic Award, Audience Award

German Films

2019

Documentaries
UNDERDOWN by Sarah Kaskas (LB/QA/DE, pong film)
 
European Perspectives
AREN’T YOU HAPPY? (DAS MELANCHOLISCHE MÄDCHEN) by Susanne Heinrich (DFFB, Essential Filmproduktion)
NEVER LOOK AWAY (WERK OHNE AUTOR) by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Film)
SYNONYMS (SYNONYMES) by Nadav Lapid (FR/IL/DE, Komplizen Film)
THIRTY (DREISSIG) by Simona Kostova (DFFB)
THE TOBACCONIST (DER TRAFIKANT) by Nikolaus Leytner (AT/DE, Glory Film)
VOLCANO (VULKAN) by Roman Bondarchuk (UA/DE, elemag pictures)
 
Focus on Spain
THE HIDDEN CITY by Victor Moreno (SP/FR/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)
THE OLIVE TREE (DER OLIVENBAUM) by Icíar Bollaín (ES/DE, The Match Factory)
 
Night Moves
ENDZEIT – EVER AFTER (ENDZEIT) by Carolina Hellsgård (Grown Up Films)
 
World Perspectives
THE RED PHALLUS by Tashi Gyeltshen (BT/DE/NP, welt|film filmproduktion)
 
Shorts
PIRATE BOYS by Pol Merchan
THE SEA RUNS THRU MY VEINS by Zara Zandieh (DE/FR/GR/PT)
SOUVENIR by Miriam Gossing, Lina Sieckmann (DE/NL)
TEMPLE OF TRUTH by Giuseppe Boccassini (US/DE/IT)
 
EIFF Youth Shorts
JUPITER by Benjamin Pfohl
 
Black Box Shorts
IT HAS TO BE LIVED ONCE AND DREAMED TWICE by Rainer Kohlberger (AT/DE)
WUNDERSCHEIN by Guillaume Cailleau (DE/NZ)

Prizes for German films

Number of Films Shown 151 feautures from 46 countries; 400 filmmakers

Media Coverage extensive media coverage in English and international trade papers; 200 accredited press; 600 industry delegates

Evaluation An internationally well-recognized film festival with high-quality and original programming. Excellent event to make contacts within the field of British independent film. Alongside London, the most important film festival in Great Britain. Large number of categories and many different awards. Accompanying program Sharing Stories: interesting panel discussions and workshops on the theme of co-financing in the areas of film, TV, marketing and sponsorship, script and script readings. Most of the participants are experienced financiers from the big TV companies. A good platform for up-and-coming talents. Professionally organized with personal touch.

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