The Edinburgh International Film Festival’s 2014 programme will include a strand focussing on German films, the festival organisers announced late last week, continuing the festival’s “long history of championing German cinema”.
The strand, presented in partnership with German Films, will feature screenings of “new and retrospective titles” running parallel to a “bespoke programme” of industry events with members of the German film industry in attendance. Chris Fujiwara, the festival’s Artistic Director, said he was “delighted to be working with German Films to bring together what will be an engaging and revealing selection of the best of new German cinema”.
Last year’s film festival, which received in-depth coverage from The Targe, chose to focus on South Korean and Swedish films.
The 2014 programme will also include a new ‘Gala’ strand, presenting major UK premières of British and international films, and a family film strand called ‘For the Family’. The ‘Night Moves’ strand is to be replaced by a new, “even more adventurous and father-reaching strand”, and there will be a ‘New Perspectives’ strand showcasing “new fiction and documentary filmmaking that raises challenging questions about the medium”.
Strands from the 2013 programme which are continuing next year include ‘American Dreams’, ‘Director’s Showcase’, and ‘Films on Film’.