Centre for the Moving Image recruits Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins

Jonathan Melville 4 October, 2010 0

The recently formed Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), the new parent body for the Edinburgh International Festival (EIFF), Filmhouse and Edinburgh Film Guild, have welcomed two new Creative Advisors in the shape of the actress Tilda Swinton and filmmaker/journalist, Mark Cousins.

The CMI will act as a hub offering a platform for entertainment and inspiration across all multi moving image sectors, including cinema, television, online and gaming.

Swinton and Cousins have worked closely together over the past few years, most notably on their 2008 film festival, The Ballerina Ballroom of Dreams and, most recently, in the formation of the 8½ Foundation, a campaign to convert youngsters to world and alternative cinema.

“The CMI is a body set up in a spirit of real cultural celebration towards vibrant cinema literacy that can be seen as dynamically accessible to all of us,” said the pair in a statement. “We are very proud of Scotland for initiating the great opportunity that the CMI is. It is a real honour for us to be invited to take part in helping to hold the course of this spirit.”

CMI CEO Gavin Miller added: “We’re very excited about the future for Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh International Film Festival and the CMI, building on their creative and cultural heritage and looking forward to a new phase of bold and innovative ideas and initiatives for all to experience and enjoy.”