Iain Smith, Chair of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, announced today that Hannah McGill has decided to move on from her role as Artistic Director of the fest.
“I love EIFF and have been privileged to be a part of it,” McGill said. “I’m very proud of what the team achieved during my time as Artistic Director, and I take away a great many happy memories. I wish the Festival the very best for its next phase – and I look forward to being in the audience.”
McGill began her Artistic Directorship in 2006 and curated her first Festival in 2007, prior to that she was a programme consultant for the Festival for five years. She was instrumental in overseeing the Festival’s move out of the August Edinburgh Festival season into its own stand alone slot in June.
“We are immensely sad to see Hannah go, but wish her the very best for her future career,” Iain Smith said. “She has been a huge asset to the Festival and we thank her for all her hard work over what has been a significant four years for the Festival.”
In 2008 Hannah was named in the Variety Women’s Impact Report as one of 50 notable female achievers in the international entertainment industry and was awarded the Women in Film and Television UK Talkback Thames New Talent Award in 2009.