The CineFringe Film Festival is one of the few dedicated film events on offer at this year’s Festival and presents work selected from an open entry competition. Showing five shorts from aspiring film makers (though the line up of films and exact number varies from day to day), today’s line up shows a broad variation in themes, from an emotional struggle during the First World War to a humorous reimagining of ‘Interview with A Vampire’ set in a modern day office. The films also diverge between being image-centric to having a more intricate plot, particularly in the case of ‘Scars’ by Martin Walton. While some of these shorts capture our attention more than others, with a varying programme on offer on different days, CineFringe is still an excellent opportunity to see some film in a cinema-lite Festival.
Sweet Grassmarket, 15 – 28 Aug, 4.30pm (5.30pm), £4.50 – £5.00, fpp181.
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