Highlights from the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival
Explore Highlights from the 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival, 19-30 June 2019:
Opening Night Gala - Boyz in the Wood by director Ninian Doff:
Robert the Bruce World Premiere Red Carpet:
The 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival had a selection of awards for both Feature and Short films including the prestigious Michael Powell Award which is awarded to an outstanding British feature fiction.
THE MICHAEL POWELL AWARD FOR BEST BRITISH FEATURE FILM
The winner of the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, which honours imagination and creativity in British filmmaking, went to British filmmaker Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje for his directorial debut Farming, which received its UK Premiere at the Festival.
THE AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A BRITISH FEATURE FILM
The Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film went to Damson Idris for his role in Farming, also selected by the Michael Powell jurors.
THE AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
The Award for Best International Feature Film went to Miia Tervo’s Aurora, which received its UK Premiere at this year’s Festival. The winner was chosen by the International Jury comprised of Natalie Brenner, Jack Lowden and Fred Tsui.
THE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
The Award for Best Documentary Feature Film went to Ben Asamoah’s first feature film Sakawa. This year’s jury was comprised of William Guentzler, Daniel Monzón and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh.
THE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
The Award for Best Short Film went to Anca Damian’s The Call. Special Mentions were also given to The Fabric of Youand Red Film. This year’s jury was comprised of Moyo Akandé, Regina Mosch and Tara Karajica.
THE EIFF WORKS IN PROGRESS WINNER
The winner of this year’s EIFF Works in Progress and recipient of the £2,500 prize is the documentary 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 EIFF Youth New Visions short film competition in the 14-18 age category was won this year by The Processing Room by Cameron Lambert and Red Hill, made by Laura Carreira, in the 19-25 age group.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival returns in June 2020.