With the Filmmakers: Continuities and Discontinuities in Iranian Cinema

edinburgh-international-film-festival-2014The Edinburgh International Film Festival has released its 2014 programme and Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz will be discussing Iranian cinema as part of the festival’s Focus on Iran section.

23-24 June 2014

A rare opportunity to hear Iranian filmmakers discuss their work.

This panel discussion will examine the consistencies, breaks and gaps within Iranian cinema from pre-Revolutionary times to the present. Nacim Pak-Shiraz (University of Edinburgh) will be joined by renowned scholar Hamid Naficy (Northwestern University) and EIFF Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara to lead discussions with Iranian filmmakers.

Only Image Remains (2014), a short film by Roya Akbari featuring interviews about Iranian film history with directors Amir Naderi, Bahram Beyzaie and Rafi Pitts, will be screened at Monday’s session.

Sponsored by the University of Edinburgh.


An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival

insight_default.11371An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival is a short course offered every year by EIFF and the University of Edinburgh.

This Open Studies course allows participants the chance to analyse and discover the range and depth of the Festival’s film programming, whilst networking with fellow cinephiles. As ever, this year’s course offers an eclectic range of screenings and events.

Participants will receive a 2014 EIFF catalogue and will attend film premieres at EIFF, beginning with the Opening Night Gala, and take part in tutor-led discussions between Wed 18 and Sun 22 June 2014.

Starting off with the Opening Night, the course will cover five days of programming (18-22 June inclusive). The course is open to all and no previous knowledge is required.

The aim is to give participants a better critical understanding of film styles, genres and directorial approaches and an insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Last year’s screenings included Virgin Forest (South Korea), The Last Station (Chile) and Maldone (France).

Fully enrolled students can purchase an EIFF Student Pass with a special 10% discount. The pass gives access to Press and Industry screenings, the Delegate Centre and has many other benefits (see EIFF website for details).

For further information please contact Course Organiser Martine Pierquin m.pierquin@ed.ac.uk
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