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Credits for film festival that's not just about film

posted 17 May 2011, 19:22 by David Rintoul   [ updated 17 May 2011, 19:50 ]

Live music and club nights, outdoor park screenings, a bike-powered mobile cinema and fashion celebrations will be staged as part of this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, organisers have revealed.

The festival's much-vaunted overhaul will see international premieres rub shoulders with a "pop-up film school" and the celebration of film soundtracks, while a student union building will become a "hub".

An Irish comedy-thriller, The Guard, will be the opening gala, with stars Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle hoped to attend the gala at the Festival Theatre.