Edinburgh adds new strands and celebrates Germany
by Naman Ramachandran
- Submissions are now open for the 2014 edition and will close in February
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF, June 18-29, 2014) has added a ‘Gala’ strand which will present UK premieres of both British and international films and a strand of family films called ‘For the Family’. Genre films and edgy fare from around the world will be featured in an even more adventurous and farther-reaching strand than the previous ‘Night Moves’, and the ‘New Perspectives’ strand will showcase new fiction and documentary filmmaking that raises challenging questions about the medium.
EIFF will also present a German Focus in partnership with German Films that will include screenings of new and retrospective titles running parallel to a programme of industry Events, with members of the German film industry attending.
Chris Fujiwara, EIFF Artistic Director, said: “Building on the success of our 2013 Festival, we were keen to revisit how we structure the EIFF programme and especially the strands we use to help our audiences find the films they wish to see. With the new strands to be introduced in 2014, we hope to make it easier for audiences to navigate the richness of our programme; to explore the work of the emerging filmmakers we champion at Edinburgh each year, and to celebrate unconventional filmmaking. I’m also delighted to be working with German Films to bring together what will be an engaging and revealing selection of the best of new German cinema.”
Submissions are now open and will close on February 18.
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