edinburgh international film festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival at Traverse Theatre
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)  runs from Wednesday 18th June until Sunday 29th June in various venues throughout the city.  We are supplying PA in 3 of the venues: The Traverse Theatre – Delegate Centre, Cineworld and Argyle House.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival was established in 1947 alongside Edinburgh’s International Festival and is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema – and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. It was one of the world’s first international film festivals, and helped to define the type of event that has since become so pivotal to film culture in nations all over the world.
With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF’s vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audience edification and pleasure with a strong ongoing stake in the development the UK and Scottish film industries.
It is summed up perfectly by this ‘Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history’.
There are 2 events being held at the Traverse Theatre – Delegate Centre.
27 June – 10.00
The Edinburgh Game Symposium 2.0(U) now in its second year, this symposium seeks to bring awareness to video games and games music as an art form. It was founded by composers Jacob Pernell, Luci Holland and Yati Durant, and will welcome leading video game professionals to discuss and showcase their work through panel discussions and exhibition. Video game hobbyists, amateurs and professionals are all welcome to join the guest speakers in a number of sessions focussing on game development, sound design and music/audio composition.
28 June 2014 – 21.00
Black Box outside the box(18) – a live audio-visual extravaganza, returning after its successful first run in 2013, it features some of the biggest names in the live audio-visual scene: Sally Golding (UK), Michaela Grill (Austria), Karl Lemieux (Canada), Philip Jeck (UK), Guillaume Caillleau (Germany) and Jan Slak (Slovenia). Multiple projector pieces combining analogue and digital material meet densely layered electronic and acoustic sounds. A veritable treat for the senses!
Cineworld are screening a wide variety of films from all over the world from Pang Ho-Cheung’s (Love in the Buff, Vulgaria) Aberdeen (PG) to multi-award-winning director Gillies MacKinnon’s Castles in the Sky (U) to Hans Potter Moland’s In Order of Disappearance (15) there is something for all tastes or take a chance and try something different.
There are free workshops, events and master-classes for 15-25 year olds being held at Argyle House. For those that love all things moving image and are thinking about, or already working towards, a career in film or television then the events at Space Club should be an essential part of your Festival. You need to register on the EIFF website to attend the below events:-
Teen Spirit Launch,  Meet The Filmmakers (session 1),  Meet The Filmmakers (session 2),  Focus On… Acting,  Focus On… Animation,  Focus On… Cinematography,  Focus On… Music For Film,  Focus On… Scriptwriting,  Focus On… Visual Effects (VFX),  Into Film present: How to be a Purple Cow in the Film Industry,  Careers Advice: Do I Need to go to Film School?,  BAFTA Scotland & Screen Academy Scotland present: Vocation, Vocation, Vocation,  Screen Education Edinburgh present: An Introduction to Filmmaking,  Screen Education Edinburgh present: An Introduction to Filmmaking,  Screen Education Edinburgh present: An Introduction to Filmmaking.