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EIFF: Director urges leap of faith

posted 21 Jun 2012, 07:41 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 21 Jun 2012, 07:49 ]

The director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival urged film fans to “throw themselves” into ten days of screenings of little-known films last night, as visiting stars praised his leadership of the 66-year-old event.

• Chris Fujiwara urges festival to ‘take a stand’ to reclaim its reputation

• Festival programme has over 100 films, many of them unknown

• Fujiwara predicts ticket sales will improve on last year’s figures