Weeks One and Four will introduce you to film theory including film criticism, genre, national cinemas, director-centred approaches, identity, socio-politics and related philosophical issues.
In Weeks Two and Three, you will have the unique opportunity to apply the knowledge you have aleady gained to to a variety of selected festival films and events, beginning with the Opening Night Gala. With your Student Delegate Pass, you will have access to iction feature films, documentaries, film retrospectives, industry and In Person events, including UK or World premieres at the EIFF.
After each screening, you will take part in tutorials where you can apply key concepts in film theory and criticism when discussing the film.
During the Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival course offered at The University of Edinburgh you will also have the opportunity to work with local students at the Festival in Week Three, who will be participating in the An Insight into the EIFF course provided by the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning.
Writing workshops throughout the course will give you the opportunity to develop your film criticism and journalism.
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The first week of the course will introduce students to formal and theoretical concepts useful for the study of film, including narrative, genre and editing. We will carry out in-depth analyses of films by some of the major figures of world cinema such as Jean-Luc Godard, Terrence Malick and Federico Fellini as well as new work by exciting contemporary talents such as Ana Lily Amirpour.
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