From UTV: Big screen names Richard E Grant, Gabriel Byrne, Julie Walters and Elijah Wood are among those expected to grace the red carpets at some of the festival`s numerous screenings. Twelve world premieres and more than 50 UK premieres will be shown at locations throughout the city as part of the extravaganza. The launch of the film festival marks the start of what is probably Edinburgh`s busiest period during the whole festival season, coinciding as it does with the ongoing runs of the book, international and Fringe festivals. [More]