True Blood at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

April 29, 2009 by  

true_bloodlove8It has been announced that True Blood will be featured at the Edinburgh International Film Festival combining both movies and television in its program under the banner “Cinematic Television.”

The debuting strand aims to offer festivalgoers U.K. premieres of high-concept TV drama and will kick off with the first two episodes of Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV series “True Blood” based on Charlaine HarrisSookie Stackhouse series.  HBO drama “In Treatment,” starring Gabriel Byrne will also be lined up featuring the first five episodes of the series.

A panel event will allow audiences the chance to interact with industry professionals who are directly involved in the phenomenal success of high-end TV shows boasting production values at least as high as those of the average cinema release.

EIFF organizers will also be planning a three day Bengali cinema lineup of seven classic titles including by Satyajit Ray’s “Devi” and “Days And Nights in the Forest,” Ritwik Ghatak’s “A River Called Titas” and Anup Singh’s “The Name of the River.”

The organizers of the event plan on converting one of the historic church halls in Edinburgh as a venue for the film festival.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will present their full lineup on May 6 and the festival is set to run from June 17-28, 2009.


(Photo credit:  HBO Inc.)