THE Edinburgh International Film Festival returns for its 76th edition due to financial difficulties.
Last October it was revealed that the Center for the Moving Image (CMI), which produces the festival, had appointed administrators, leaving the future of the festival in doubt.
Now the festival is back, it would return for a special year-long iteration as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, which runs from August 18-23.
The festival’s programming will be led by its new director Kate Taylor, who succeeds Kristy Matheson. Matheson was unveiled today as the new director of the BFI London Film Festival.
“First as a member of the public and then as a film worker, my experience of the Edinburgh International Film Festival has always been a place that sparks inspiring conversations about film, and over the past few months, it’s been nurturing to hear the stories of so many people – the filmmakers, the audience and the industry who care about this festival,” Taylor said. “I’m thrilled to deliver the insights on which the team and I have worked over the last few months and to be the guardian of this year’s program, ensuring that the EIF flame shines, and I look forward to welcoming the public to enjoy the curated selection of films that we will be showing in August.