An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival

This popular course, run in conjunction with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, offers six film premieres, beginning with the Opening Night Gala, a festival in-person event, industry events and press screenings. There will also be lectures and discussion based tutorials to explore the films seen at the festival. The course fee includes the Student Delegate Pass, selected public tickets, the EIFF catalogue and the invitation-only opening film screening and party.

By the end of the week, students should be able to:

  • Better understand Film and its key formal elements (narrative, mise-en-scene, framing, camera movement, sound, editing etc);
  • Place the selected films into the context of cinema history, in reference to particular trends and genres;
  • Compare and contrast different aesthetic approaches;
  • Apply relevant critical concepts when discussing the films

An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival

50 George Square and Edinburgh International Film Festival venues
Start date
Duration
10 days
Day(s) and Times(s)
Wed 21 – Fri 30 June, 11:00am until late
Subject Area
Tutor
Pasquale Iannone & Martine Pierquin
Price
£320.00
Address
50 George Square and Edinburgh International Film Festival venues
Time of Day
Daytime

Films are carefully selected from the EIFF programme by the course tutors to represent a variety of genres and countries. There will be tutor-led group discussions every day and public lectures at the Festival. 

The Student Delegate Pass gives access to press and industry screenings, the Delegate Centre and has many other benefits - see EIFF website for details (external link).

 

Wednesday 21st June 

16.00 | 7 Bristo Square, Lecture Theatre 2 | Welcome Meeting   

17.45 | Festival Theatre | God’s Own Country (Francis Lee, UK 2017, 104 mins) | Invitation-only screening

19.45 | National Museum of Scotland | Opening Night Gala


Thursday 22nd June 

14:00 – 15.00 | 7 Bristo Square | Seminar

15.30 – 16.45 | 7 Bristo Square | Lecture - EIFF Focus on Poland: an introduction (Dr Gosia Bugaj)

20.50 | Filmhouse 2  | Zer (Kazim Öz, Turkey 2017, 110 mins)


Friday 23rd June 

09.05 | Cineworld | Darkland (Fenar Ahmad, Denmark 2017, 109 mins) (Press Screening)

14.00 – 16.00 | 7 Bristo Square | Seminar

17.50 | Filmhouse 3 | Public Lecture - EIFF Retrospective: Philosophy of the Future in Sci Fi (Jim Mooney)

20.55 | Vue Omni 12 | Sexy Durga (Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, India 2017, 85 mins)
 

Saturday 24th June  

13.15 – 14.45 | Filmhouse 1 | In Person: David Arnold

16.00 – 18.00 | 7 Bristo Square | Seminar

20.50 | Cineworld | Delicate Balance (Guillermo García Lopez, Spain 2017, 86 mins)


Sunday 25th June 

11.20 | Cineworld 11 | A Distant Echo (George Clark, UK 2016, 82 mins) (Press Screening)

14.00 – 16.00 | 7 Bristo Square | Seminar

16.30 | 7 Bristo Square | Un Flic (Jean-Pierre Melville, France 1972, 98 mins) (Class Screening)
 

Monday 26th June

14.00 – 15.00 | 7 Bristo Square | Film Reviewing Workshop

17.50 – 19.05 | Filmhouse 3 | Public Lecture - EIFF European Perspectives: Crime Cinema from Melville to Mackenzie (PI) 

20.45 | Cineworld | The Dark Mile (Gary Love, UK 2017, 88 mins)


Tuesday 27th June

11.00 – 12.30 | 7 Bristo Square | Seminar

13.35 | Cineworld 8 | The Little Hours (Jeff Baena, USA 2016, 90 mins) (Press Screening)

15.45 | Cineworld 5 | Insyriated (Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgium 2017, 85 mins) (Press Screening)


Wednesday 28th June 

11.20 | Cineworld 12 | Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann, USA 2016, 91 mins) (Press Screening) 

14.00 – 16.00 | 7 Bristo Square | Seminar

20.50 | Cineworld | Song to Song (Terrence Malick, USA 2016, 129 mins)


Thursday 29th June

11.25 | Cineworld 11 | 1945 ((Ferenc Török, Hungary 2017, 91 mins) (Press Screening)

14.00 – 16.00 | 7 Bristo Square | Seminar

20.40 | Odeon 4 | Animals (Greg Zglinski, Poland 2017, 95 mins)


Friday 30th June

09.10 | Odeon 2 | Waterboys (Robert Jan Westdijk, Netherlands 2017, 93 mins) (Press Screening)  

13:00 – 15.00 | China Red | Discussion and end of course Lunch

Introductory Film Studies lectures with illustrative film excerpts, tutorials and group discussions.

Recommended

Bordwell, D., Thompson, K., 2010 (or any other edition). Film Art: An Introduction. USA: McGraw-Hill.

Buckland, W., 2010. Understand Film Studies. London: Teach Yourself.

Cook P., (ed) 2007. The Cinema Book, Third Edition, London: British Institute Film.

Monaco, J., 2009 (or any other edition). How to Read a Film. Oxford University Press.

Novell-Smith G. 1998. The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford University Press.

Web Sources

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk
http://sensesofcinema.com/
http://www.bfi.org.uk/
http://www.imdb.com

Class Handouts

Handouts and copies of articles will be provided.

If you feel you have specific requirements to enable you to study with us, please contact our Student Support Team by email StudentSupport.COL@ed.ac.uk or by phone 0131 650 4400 to arrange a confidential discussion. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010.