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Edinburgh Rolls Out Film Festival Programme

Finding Dory, the Disney-Pixar film

The programme for the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), featured 161 movies from 46 countries including: 22 World Premieres, 5 International Premieres, 17 European Premieres and 85 UK Premieres.

The Festival ran from 15 - 26 June 2016. Begun alongside Edinburgh's International Festival in 1947, EIFF was one of the world's first international film festivals. Venues included the Festival Theatre (seen here), Filmhouse, Odeon Lothian Road and the Traverse Theatre.

Highlights this year included the UK Premiere of the Disney-Pixar animation Finding Dory (see image above); Tommy's Honor (the Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son, based on a book by Kevin Cook); and the remake of Whisky Galore!

Old classics will be re-imagined with the UK Premiere of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, with John Williams' iconic score performed live by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, and the World Premiere of the newly-restored 4K version of the Scottish classic "Highlander"

Mark Adams, EIFF Artistic Director, said: "

It is a real thrill to present this year's programme and I am looking forward to showcasing so many great films and welcoming so many talented filmmakers to our 70th edition. As always we like to offer an incredibly broad range of work to ensure there is always something for everyone - from mesmeric retrospectives through to absorbing new short films, to 130 new features from 46 countries, rest assured this year's EIFF will challenge, provoke and entertain audiences in equal measure.

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June 2016

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