Magazine article Screen International

Mark Adams Named Edinburgh Artistic Director

Magazine article Screen International

Mark Adams Named Edinburgh Artistic Director

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Adams will step down as Screen International reviews editor at end of February.

Mark Adams, Screen International's chief film critic and reviews editor, has been appointed as artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Adams will step down from his post at Screen at the end of February, and he starts the artistic director role in March. He will continue as the chief film critic for The Sunday Mirror.

Before joining Screen four years ago, Adams was Head of Programming at the National Film Theatre in London, and was Director of Cinema at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, and has programmed for numerous film festivals around the world. He has also written for Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Moving Pictures International.

He replaces Chris Fujiwara, who stepped down from EIFF in September.

Adams said; "I have had a wonderful time working with Screen and its amazing group of critics and journalists. …

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