I can scarcely believe that EIFF 2015 is behind us. No longer will I have the routine of looking at my carefully composed screening spreadsheet as my night ends, in order to plan the next morning’s viewing. Writing this article amidst the hubbub of excited conversation is the last time I will get to sit in Festival HQ for 2015, amongst creators and consumers of world class cinema. It has been wonderful to be involved in this celebration of what film can achieve.
It seems I was not the only one who felt their creative urges stirring, given what I overheard behind me at the second screening,“Just reading the titles makes me want to make stuff.”
The second installment of a diary from the longest continually-running international film festival, it’s time to take chances – with the help of expert festival programming.
Edinburgh is home to the world’s longest continually-running international film festival, a festival with a focus on new talent and innovation; the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)
The last year or so has seen the rise of, the niftily named, ‘Theatrical-on-Demand’ models led by companies such as Tugg and Gathr. It was the evolution of these platforms which inspired me to bring my self-funded UK indie film Young Hearts Run Free to the US this September 2014. The film had a successful self-distribution tour… Read more »