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Guests of the Fest
William Friedkin, the EIFF man of the hour and director of the opening film , will be joined us for the Opening Night Gala.
Also walking red carpet was Killer Joe star Gina Gershon. Other expected guests include Kate Dickie, Steven McCole, Paul McCole, Craig Hill, John Michie, Malcolm Shields, Ralph Riach, and Steven McNicholl. We also hope to see a guest appearance from author and friend of the Filmhouse, Ian Rankin.
Chair of the International Competition Jury, Elliott Gould, will also be in attendance throughout the Festival. He and his panel will be judging the 14-strong list of International Award nominees. He will also be appearing at his own event: .
The Michael Powell Award jury is suitably impressive this year: the judging panel for the prestigious UK film award will be rewarding imagination and creativity in British filmmaking. This year the Chair of the Michael Powell Award Competition Jury is Academy Award® winner and beloved actor Jim Broadbent, who will be in attendance at the Festival. You can also see him on 23 June at his event.
Joining Jim Broadbent on the jury and at the Festival will be Japanese actress and producer Kiki Sugino, whose brilliant will screen at EIFF in the strand, and Tiina Lokk, founder and director of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The jury will present awards for Best British Feature Film and Best Performance in a British Feature Film.
Guests from other EIFF films include Nicolas Rey, whose 16mm screens tomorrow, and director of experimental documentary , Maja Borg, who we'll be interviewing later this week.
We'll also be welcoming directors David Zellner (), Alex Barrett (), Jang Kun-jae (), Isabel de Ocampo (), and Alexandre O Philippe ().
As ever we are looking forward to hosting filmmaker and former EIFF Artistic Director Mark Cousins, whose latest film, , also features in this year's Festival programme.
Keep an eye out for more guest appearances this EIFF, and remember to visit the page for interviews and features on some of our guests and their films.