7 Tips For This Year's Edinburgh Film Fest

With the Edinburgh Film Festival getting ready to kick off it's 70th edition we give you some tips on what to see and do! 
 
One for the kids: Finding Dory
Edinburgh Film Festival always bags a great kids animation, this year is no exception with the UK Premiere screening of ‘Finding Dory’ Disney Pixar's newest film reunites you with your favourite blue tang fish, Dory as she tries to rediscover her past. Featuring the vocal talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Idris Elba, amongst others. 
 
 
Music Fans: Lost In France
There's plenty of films for music lovers at this years festival. ‘Lost In France‘ sees some of Chemikal Underground’s acts including Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, The Delgados & RM Hubbert revisit a small town in rural France, to relive a early 1990’s tour. As a special treat the festival have teamed up with Summerhall to offer an outdoor screening with live music and DJ’s.
 
 
More For Music Fans: Gary Newman: Android in La La Land
Another music documentary, this time focusing on Gary Newman. “A fascinating music documentary as he heads back on the comeback trail”
 
 
Whisky Galore
I was forced to watch the original by my mum at Christmas but I loved once I got into it. The classic Whisky Galore has been updated with a new cast including Gregor Fisher and Eddie Izzard. It’s the closing night gala so it’s sure to sell out fast.
 
 
Attend An In Person Event
One of the great things about the film festival is the chance to hear from the film makers themselves. Most of the screenings at the festival will be accompanied with discussions and film maker talks. In one of the highlights this year Kevin Smith will be be answering audience questions in characteristically informal fashion. Other in person events include Kim Cattrall, Dominique Pinon and Jeremy Thomas.
 
 
Remember When Comic Book Adaptations Didn’t Have As Much CG
POW! Is one of the retrospective strands at this year’s festival, featuring a look back at early comic strip adaptations including Batman, Flash Gordon, Tin Tin and even Popeye! 
 
 
E.T
Following the success of last years live scoring of Back To The Future (one of my highlights of last year), the Film Festival has teamed up once again with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for a special anniversary screening of E.T which had its UK Premiere at the festival in 1982. If you don't already appreciate the craft that goes into a film's score you will by the time you come out of the festival theatre.