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It has been announced that Pixar’s upcoming film ‘Brave‘ will close the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival. The European film festival is set to take place from June 20th to July 1st and Brave will premiere on June 30th. This is a month-and-a-half before the film is set to be released in the UK, on August 17th. The US release date is June 22nd.

First Minister Alex Salmond made the premiere announcement during his speech at VisitScotland’s Winning Years Conference in Perth.

He said: “I am delighted to announce that Hollywood will roll into town during the Edinburgh International Film Festival when we host the European premiere of ‘Brave’.

“This will present us with an immense opportunity when Scotland will be centre stage in the film with all the tourism and business opportunities this will bring.

“I fully expect that as the film launches across the world, so will awareness of Scotland increase.”

He added: “Brave will be the most high-profile film ever set in, and themed around, Scotland, featuring Scottish stars.

“We are looking at a film which comes from the award-winning team behind such box office smashes as Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Up, and will create global buzz when it is released.”

What do you think of the film closing the festival in Edinburgh? I didn’t realize ‘Brave‘ was being released so much later in the UK. Not sure if I would be able to wait that long! Leave your thoughts below!

via BBC News

Kevin Christman

Kevin Christman is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of He is a recent graduate of The College of New Jersey where he studied Computer Engineering. His favorite Pixar films are Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, and Toy Story.

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2 Responses to ‘Brave’ to Close Edinburgh International Film Festival

  1. I’m seriously considering travelling all the way from Bergen, Norway to Edinburgh, Scotland just to watch the Brave premiere. I will of course also watch other films when I’m first there, but mainly for Brave. It’s so long till August!

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