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An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Course Times & Enrolment

This course is currently unavailable.

Course Summary

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.

See films and In Person event selection (tbc towards end of May) in course content.

 

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

No previous knowledge of film studies required. Please note that the course has a limited number of places available so early enrolment is advisable.

Content of Course

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. 

Screenings and events are held in local cinemas all within walking distance and also accessible by public transport from the University.

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

For further queries please contact the Course Organiser: m.pierquin@ed.ac.uk

Weds 21st

Thurs 22nd

Fri 23rd

Sat 24th

Sun 25th

Mon 26th

Tues 27th

Weds 28th

Thurs 29th

Fri 30th

 

 

 

 

09:05

Cineworld

Press Screening

Darkland

(Fenar Ahmad, Denmark 2017, 109 mins)

 

11:20

Cineworld 11

Press Screening

A Distant Echo

(George Clark, UK, USA 2016, 82 mins)

 

11:00

7 Bristo Square

Seminar

(90 mins)

11:20

Cineworld 12

Press Screening

Strange Weather

(Katherine Dieckmann, USA 2016, 91 mins)

11:25

Cineworld 11

Press Screening

1945

(Ferenc Török, Hungary 2017, 91 mins)

09:10

Odeon 2

Press Screening

Waterboys

(Robert Jan Westdijk, Netherlands 2017, 93 mins)

 

16:00

Lecture Theatre 2, 7 Bristo Square

Welcome

Meeting

 

14:00

7 Bristo Square

Seminar

(60 mins)

 

 

14:00

7 Bristo Square

Seminar

(120 mins)

13:15

Filmhouse 1

In Person: David Arnold

(90 mins)

14:00

7 Bristo Square

Seminar

(120 mins)

14:00

7 Bristo Square

Film Reviewing Workshop

(60 mins)

13:35

Cineworld 8

Press Screening

The Little Hours

(Jeff Baena, USA 2016, 90 mins)

14:00

7 Bristo Square

Seminar

(120 mins)

14:00

7 Bristo Square

Seminar

(120 mins)

13:00

China Red

Discussion and end of course Lunch

(120 mins)

17:45

Festival Theatre

God’s Own Country

(Francis Lee, UK 2017, 104 mins) invitation-only screening

15:30

7 Bristo Square

Lecture

EIFF Focus on Poland: an introduction

Dr Gosia Bugaj

(75 mins)

17:50

Filmhouse 3

Public Lecture

EIFF Retrospective:

Philosophy of the Future in Sci Fi cinema

 (JM)

(75 mins)

16:00

7 Bristo Square

Seminar

(120 mins)

16:30

7 Bristo Square

Class Screening

Un flic

(Jean-Pierre Melville, France 1972, 98 mins)

17:50

Filmhouse 3

Public Lecture

EIFF European perspectives:  Crime Cinema from Melville to Mackenzie (PI)

(75 mins)

15:45

Cineworld 5

Press Screening

Insyriated

(Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgium 2017, 85 mins)

 

 

 

National Museum of Scotland

Opening Night Party

20:50

Filmhouse 2

Zer

(Kazim Öz, Turkey 2017, 110 mins)

20:55

Vue Omni 12

Sexy Durga

(Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, India 2017, 85 mins)

20:50

Cineworld

Delicate Balance

(Guillermo García López, Spain 2017, 86 mins)

 

 

20:45

Cineworld

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

 

20:50

Cineworld

Song to Song

(Terrence Malick, USA 2016, 129 mins)

 

20:40

Odeon 4

Animals

(Greg Zglinski, Poland 2017, 95 mins)

 

 

Teaching method(s)

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

Learning outcomes

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

Sources

Core Readings

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.

Student support

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.