Tuesday 8 June 2010
CityJet, the official airline to the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), gave the real stars of the festival the VIP treatment, by ensuring the films to be premiered at this year's festival landed safely in the Scottish capital today, Tuesday 8 June 2010.
With only one print available in the world for many of the films being premiered at the 64th EIFF, cans of motion pictures are held under lock and key in a vault at the film festival's city headquarters.
As the official airline to EIFF, CityJet ensured films arrived safely at Edinburgh Airport under the watchful eye of CityJet cabin crew and airport security.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival will run from 16-27 June 2010 and will provide a 12-day programme, including 22 world premieres, 12 international premieres and 63 UK premieres as well as seeing stars such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Sean Connery and Tilda Swinton gracing the capital.
The sponsorship is the latest move by CityJet to highlight its route from London City to Edinburgh and to show its commitment to Scotland. The route continues to perform strongly, with CityJet being the most on time scheduled airline flying into Edinburgh airport from London*.
CityJet operates seven flights every weekday from Edinburgh to London City Airport and is the only carrier to offer direct flights from Dundee to London, operating four flights every weekday. Flights can be booked online at www.CityJet.com, at CityJet reservations on 0871 666 50 50 or via your travel agent.
For further information, please contact Carolynne Coole or Lucy Hewitt at Consolidated PR on 0131 240 6420 or email: CityJet@consolidatedpr.com
For info regarding the EIFF, please contact Emma McCorkell at Rogers & Cowan on 020 3048 0480; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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*source - flightontime.info
About the Edinburgh International Film Festival:
Since 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival has devoted itself to discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema - and to embracing, celebrating and debating changes and developments in the global film industry. Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to expose the cutting edge of new film talent, in a setting steeped in history.
Notable films premiered in recent years have included: MOON, SECRET OF KELLS, SIN NOMBRE, EASIER WITH PRACTICE, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, SOMERS TOWN, MAN ON WIRE, WALL-E, CONTROL, THE COUNTERFEITERS, KNOCKED UP, A MIGHTY HEART, RATATOUILLE, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, LONDON TO BRIGHTON, TSOTSI, BILLY ELLIOT, AMORES PERROS, AMÉLIE and YOUNG ADAM.
The EIFF is supported by:
The UK Film Council through its Lottery supported Film Festival Fund.
The UK Film Council is the Government backed lead agency for film in the UK. They aim to make sure that the UK has a dynamic film industry fit for the digital age and to help UK audiences enjoy the best of British and world cinema.
Scottish Screen - the national development agency for the screen industries in Scotland.
Event Scotland - the national events agency, working to make Scotland one of the world's leading event destinations. www.eventscotland.org
City of Edinburgh Council
Cineworld is proud to be a sponsor of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Standard Life are delighted to continue their partner sponsorship of Edinburgh International Film Festival.