All That Heaven Allows5The Festival has been blessed by the participation of Mark Cousins,Tilda Swinton and Lynda Myles.In December and January, they donated their time and passion as artistic advisors, delivering in February a creative blueprint: a cornucopia of ideas, films, people, happenings, poesy and interruptions. The programme is now stuffed and seasoned with contributions from them and their guest curators including Gus Van Sant, Alan Warner, Markus Meissen, Sara Driver and Jim Jarmusch, Mike Skinner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul... It has been a humbling, inspiring experience having these incredible names in my inbox.Take Gus Van Sant, for example. He professed a love for the cinema of Derek Jarman, and so on page 21 you'll see, at the foot of the entry for Blue, 'The Films of Derek Jarman at EIFF 2011 have been programmed by our guest curator, Gus Van Sant.' Here's another example: architect and writer Markus Meissen wants to explore spatial politics, and so we've set aside 24 hours for him at Inspace. I believe you'll have a delightful time browsing the programme, unearthing the truffles of our guest curators' contributions.Alongside the feature films in the programme is a huge selection of film-related events - conversations, debates, experiments, parties and gigs. We've moved theheadquarters of the Festival to Festivalhouse@Teviot - a 'castle in the city', the iconic University of Edinburgh Student Union Building - to accommodate these. We are throwing 63 of them open to the public, many of them for free - in effect, a pop up film school. Rather than the red carpets and galas of yore, you'll find film fans rubbing shoulders with the makers of the films they've just seen, in the bars of the Filmhouse and Festivahouse@Teviot.There are many more new initiatives. Here's a tease:. Project: New Cinephilia is a unique gathering of diverse film critics - established and aspirant - igniting a conversation and stramash on the current film writing landscape;. Sound Tracks A joyous jamboree of all things music on film, with training, seminars, screenings, live demonstrations, gigs and parties;. Reel Science A programme of short and feature film, new and classic, with Q&As from leading UK scientists, supported by the Wellcome Trust; think the Terminator, at the EIFF, with AI and robotics experts on stage afterwards;. The Nokia Shorts Weekender Over 20 screenings, masterclasses, retrospectives, parties . instantly Scotland's biggest celebration of short filmmaking; and. Conflict | reportage For these for these fascinating, rapidly evolving geopolitical times, a comprehensive, thoughtful exploration of modern conflict reportage, in proud partnership with the Frontline Club and UK National Armed Forces Day;There's so much more, as you'll discover leafing through these pages, One more in particular, though: noting the writing on the traditional distribution wall, and determined to offer a platform where new paradigms for filmmakers can be explored, we host the agitants and interruptors, the vanguards of the future: Basetrack, the Bureau, ConditionOne, DazedTV, Dogwoof, Distrify, the Frontline Club, IMDB, MUBI, New Media Scotland, Protein, Rich Pickings, Shooting People, subtlemob.com, ted.com, VICE and Vimeo.It has been an exhilarating (if short) four months putting this big, bold, bolshi, brave new programme together. I'm very proud of it and the team which has supported me, and look forward very much to welcoming you to our great city, and Festival.EIFF 65 - ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS
6Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011films indexOPENING NIGHTThe Guard 13CONFLICT | REPORTAGEFor these fascinating, rapidly evolving geopolitical times, a comprehensive and thoughtful exploration of modern conflict reportage.The Bang Bang Club 20Hell and Back Again 27Frontline Club: Martin Bell presents Salvador 26DOCUMENTARY - INTERNATIONALBringing you the best documentary filmmaking from across the globe.The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye 20Bombay Beach 22Convento 24 Countdown to Zero 25The Green Wave 27Jane's Journey 28L.A. Raeven - Beyond the Image 29Life in Movement 30 Mama Africa 30Mrs Carey's Concert 31Off the Beaten Track 33Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure 38Troubadours 40EXPERIMENTALInnovative, esoteric and challenging work from the visual art world.Cityscapes 24Figure Becomes Ground 26Fragments of Memory, Moments Lost and Found 26Margaret Tait's Edinburgh Shorts 30Quality Control 36Revealing/Unravelling 37From the film festival that started it all in 1947, real life stories through the eyes of the UK's best documentary filmmakers.Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend 21Bobby Fischer Against the World 21Burning Ice 23CALVET 23Hell and Back Again 27Let Us Be Golden 29Project Nim 36Sound It Out 38DOCUMENTARY - UKThe most important, must see new cinema from around the world.Almanya - Welcome to Germany 17American Translation 17Angel and Tony 18A Better Life 20Between 2 Fires 20Bleak Night 21By Day and By Night 23Charlie Casanova 24The Divide 25Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 25Jack Goes Boating 28Jitters 28King of Devil's Island 28The Last Circus 29Meet Monica Velour 31Mourning For Anna 31My Brothers 32Oliver Sherman 33On the Shore 34Our Day Will Come 34Phase 7 35Post Mortem 36Rabies 36Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project 39Tomboy 39Troll Hunter 40Truth About Men 40Turin Horse 40FEATURES - INTERNATIONAL18.06.11 - 19.06.11 FESTIVALHOUSE @ TEVIOT, 13 BRISTO SQUARE.smarttestdrives.co.uk>> TAKE A TEST DRIVE WITH A DIFFERENCE.