UK Film Council activity in Edinburgh to support filmmakers

Mumbai: The Edinburgh International Film Festival has got off to a flying start with an exciting line-up of events and activities for filmmakers attending the festival, supported by the UK Film Council.

This year’s film line-up displays a number of movies from new British filmmakers who are making waves on an international level for the quality and creativity of their work. This very theme will be explored at an audience discussion at the festival on 24 June under the banner Taking the Temperature of British Film.

The UK Film Council has been supporting Edinburgh with £1.88 million of National Lottery funding over the next three years to help it achieve its ambition of becoming the world’s leading festival of discovery, showcasing new films and talent. It is also sponsoring the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature and the Best British Short Film Award.