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Ahead of the festival’s June 20th launch, Chief Executive Ken Hay and Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara today announced the 2012 Eiff’s full selection of shorts, feature films and documentaries from Screen 1 of Edinburgh’s Filmhouse.

Eager to comment on the state of contemporary cinema, while both acknowledging its colourful past and attempting to forecast its possible future, the organisers’ full line-up features one hundred and twenty-one works from fifty-two countries.

Boasting a total of seventy-six UK premières (eleven of which will also make their European début), the festival will also pay homage to a number of prolific directors from around the world, including the first complete retrospective of Japanese filmmaker Shinji Somai (Kazahana, Typhoon Club) outside of his native country; a spotlight on and masterclass workshop from Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing (The Ditch, Fengming: A Chinese Memoir); both films in steampunk legend Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo franchise; and a »

- Steven Neish

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