Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the Award Winners for this year’s 73rd edition.
121 new features, including 18 world premieres from 42 countries across the globe screened at this year’s Festival, with the jurors viewing an extensive and varied selection of shorts, documentaries and features from across the Festival programme.
Commenting on the incredibly high standard of the programme at this year’s Festival and the outstanding quality of the films they were judging, the juries stressed that they had some tough decisions to make in choosing one winner in each category.
The Michael Powell Award for Best Feature Film - Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje for his directorial debut, Farming
The Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film - Damson Idris, for his role in Farming
The Award for Best International Feature Film - Miia Tervo's Aurora
The Award for Best Documentary Feature Film - Ben Asamoah's Sakawa
The Award for Best Short Film - Anca Damian's The Call
The EIFF Works in Progress Winner - Women Behind the Wheel: Unheard Voices on the Pamir Highway, produced and co-directed by Hannah Congdon and Catherine Haigh
The New Visions Winners - The Processing Room by Cameron Lambert and Red Hill by Laura Carreira
Best of the Fest Announced
Edinburgh International Film Festival’s popular Best of the Fest programme will also return this year, featuring a selection of the Festival’s most sought-after films including Astronaut, Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk, Farming, Balance, Not Symmetry, Scheme Birds, I See You, Ode to Joy, The Amber Light, The Dead Don’t Die, Carmilla, The Emperor of Paris, Varda by Agnès, Boyz in the Wood and Aniara.
A free screening of all six-episodes of Good Omens, which launched worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on 31st May and will be on BBC 2 in the UK later this year, and which also features in this year’s Best of the Fest line-up, will also screen on Sunday.
The aforementioned winners were announced today ahead of Sunday’s Closing Night Gala, which concludes the 12-day Festival with the World Premiere of Mrs Lowry & Son.
The winner of both the McLaren Award and Audience Award will be announced at the Closing Night Gala.