Edinburgh International Film Festival Award Winners announced

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.

2019 winners

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 AstronautLoopers: The Caddie’s Long WalkFarming, Balance, Not SymmetryScheme BirdsI See YouOde to JoyThe Amber LightThe Dead Don’t DieCarmillaThe Emperor of ParisVarda 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.

All films will screen at select times on Sunday 30th June with tickets costing £5. Visit www.edfilmfest.org.uk for individual screening times and more information.