Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has today announced details of a new ‘Doc of the Day’
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has today announced details of a new ‘Doc of the Day’ initiative for the 69th edition (17 to 28 June 2015) which will shine a light on documentary feature films and see a host of Premieres, special activities and guest panellists.
Reflecting EIFF’s early beginnings in 1947 as a Documentary Festival, the new ‘Doc of the Day’ initiative will see a special spotlight turned on one documentary feature film every day. Each ‘Doc of the Day’ title will have special activities organised around its Premiere, including contributions from key guests, specialist panels, and input from local and national organisations. These and other documentary features from the Festivals other programming strands will be considered for the Award for Best Documentary Feature Film.
Diane Henderson, EIFF Deputy Artistic Director said: “This exciting new initiative will allow increased levels of engagement for our documentary audiences, whilst providing additional opportunities for local and national agencies to connect more fully with EIFF. ‘Doc of the Day’ is also a nod to EIFF’s long history of celebrating documentaries, whilst recognising our important function as a home for discussion, debate, and the wider appreciation of all things cinema.”
Over the years, the Festival has continued to bring UK audiences ground-breaking and exciting films from around the world. All genres and lengths of films will be considered, and EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché. Films compete for various awards, including the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, Award for Best Short Film, Award for Best International Feature, and the ever-popular EIFF Audience Award.
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