Edinburgh Film News December 2006

congratulations are due to the Edinburgh Cine and Video Society

Feature by Alec McLeod | 12 Dec 2006

First off, congratulations are due to the Edinburgh Cine and Video Society, who have been celebrating their 70th year as an organisation. Since 1936 they've been holding meetings, discussions and screenings of their own work as well as celebrated classics, all in the name of filmmaking, and are having a "Special Screening" on 7 December. Of course, this is a members only event so check out www.ecvs.co.uk to find out about membership for the next seventy.

If your filmmaking interests lean more towards scriptwriting, it may be worth remembering that the 'Make Your Mark In Film With Cobravision' competition, launched in Edinburgh during the Film Festival, has it's deadline on the 15th of this month. Rather than simply commissioning one short, they want you to come up with ten five-minute segments which will then each be produced by different teams across the UK, all of whom will be decided in a further round of applications. The prize is £3,000, but more importantly it's an opportunity to get your work made and seen. See www.enterpriseweek.org/mym_in_film to register and download the brief.

The Filmhouse has some interesting events on this month, the first of which is a screening of The Believer followed by a discussion led by Rabbi David Rose. A haunting and brutal film which investigates the motives of those who aim to oppress modern Judaism, as well as their possible interpretation by young Jews in a society where they are still marginalized, it should make for a lively debate. It's on at 8pm on the 8th, tickets are £5.90. The series of heist movies continues at the Fimhouse too, with the French classic Rififi on the 1st-3rd, Michael Mann's superior adaptation of his own TV work Heat on the 6th-7th and Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges in the '70s buddy movie Thunderbolt and Lightfoot on the 12th-13th.

The EVCS Special Screening takes place on 7 Dec. See www.ecvs.co.uk for details.
More info is at www.filmhousecinema.com.