EIFF Awards 2013
The 67th year Edinburgh International Film Festival will have a selection of awards for both Feature and Short films including the prestigious Michael Powell Award which is awarded to an outstanding British feature. The much celebrated, much loved Michael Powell Award has been a beacon for almost 25 years, highlighting excellent British filmmaking talent. Previous winners have included Shane Meadows for Sommers Town (EIFF 2008), Pawel Pawlikowski for My Summer of Love (EIFF 2004) and Derek Jarman for Blue (EIFF 1993).
The following awards will be given at the 67th EIFF:
The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film
Michael Powell was one of Britain’s most original filmmakers, with a career spanning 60 years. The Michael Powell Award was inaugurated at EIFF in 1990 to honour imagination and creativity in British filmmaking and is regarded as a mark of prestige both within and outside the UK film industry. The award, which carries a cash prize, will be decided by a jury of respected film professionals. Fiction films, documentaries and animated films are eligible.
2012 Winner: One Mile Away (Penny Woolcock)
The Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film
Judged by the Michael Powell Award Competition Jury, this award is intended to celebrate and promote the great tradition of the art of film performance in the UK.
2012 Winners: Andrea Riseborough & Bríd Brennan (Shadow Dancer)
The Award for Best Film in the International Feature Competition
EIFF seeks to represent global trends in cinema by introducing important new films and new filmmaking directions. This award is intended to highlight filmmaking from outside the UK that is imaginative, innovative and deserving of wider recognition. The International Feature Competition includes selected live-action fiction films, documentaries and animated films. The award carries a cash prize and will be decided by a jury of respected film professionals.
2012 Winner: Here, Then (Mao Mao)
The Award for Best Film in the Short Film Competition
This award affirms EIFF’s long-standing support of directors of short films and is intended both to recognise the outstanding achievements possible within the short format and to offer encouragement for the feature filmmakers of the future. Live-action fiction films, documentaries and animated films are all eligible. The award carries a cash prize and will be decided by a jury of respected film professionals.
2012 Winners: The Making of Longbird (Will Anderson) - UK winner; Dinosaur Eggs in the Living Room (Rafael Urban) - International Winner
In 2013 there will be only one award for short film including both UK and International films.
The McLaren Award for New British Animation
First given in 1990, this award provides a focus for new British short animation and recognises the spirit of creativity. The award, named in honour of Norman McLaren, the renowned Scottish-born animator, is decided by audience vote.
2012 Winner: The Making of Longbird (Will Anderson)
The Student Critics Jury Award
This award is intended to promote the art and practice of criticism. The jury will be composed of aspiring film critics working under the mentorship of established professional critics. The award will be given to the best film in a special selection drawn from several strands of the EIFF programme.
2012 Winner: Sleepless Night (Jang Kun-jae)
Eligibility for all awards will be at the Artistic Director's discretion.