Details of Edinburgh International Film Festival Announced
June 11, 2009

Details of Edinburgh International Film Festival Announced

Edinburgh, Scotland – Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced details of a new initiative for industry professionals at the Festival. Reinforcing its ethos as a “festival for filmmakers,” the EIFF will be hosting a series of presentations, debates, screenings, and master classes that look at cinematography and 3D stereo production.
Led by professionals working at the cutting edge of motion picture technology, the aim is to assist filmmakers with the vast range of film and digital choices that are available today, and the Festival’s intention is to engender contact and discussion between talent and technology; culture and commerce, and innovation and industry. This year’s program represents the first stage of a long-term initiative to broaden EIFF’s remit further into digital practices for production, postproduction, exhibition, and distribution.

Included in the program of events which takes place within the Festival on 25 - 27 June are:

Haris Zambarloukos BSC Masterclass
Cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos screens excerpts from his films explaining the artistic, technical, and practical choices of cameras and formats. Sponsored by Kodak.

Red Digital Cinema
Ted Schilowitz, RED Digital Cinema, will give a visual overview of RED's 4k RED ONE Digital Cinema Camera, its upcoming Scarlet and Epic DSMC cameras, and screen footage from features, TV shows, commercials, and music videos shot using RED cameras.

Lowry Digital presentation on restoration
Acclaimed LA specialists Lowry Digital, responsible for restoring films, will outline its offerings for the early adopters of digital capture technology and the imaging issues that burden postproduction today, with an array of before-and-after images, including 3D and large format.

BSC/Image Forum Debate
A special discussion of the British Society of Cinematographers’ Film and Digital Image Evaluations 2009, which tested 19 different film and digital cameras, followed by a debate about image quality and the choice of cameras and production formats in today’s world.

Digital Cinema Exhibition
The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association and UK Film Council, supported by Screen Digest, will set out a shared analysis of the current digital cinema market, plus the opportunities and challenges