The Audience Award nominees
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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 without the UK film industry.
The Award for Best International Feature Film
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 Award for Best Documentary Feature Film
This award recognises the immense strength of documentary filmmaking in pioneering new ways of imagining the with urgency, creativity and vigour on the vital relationship between film and reality. Feature-length documentaries around the world are eligible for the award.
The Award for Best Short Film
This award affirms EIFF's long-standing support of directors of short films and is intended to recognise the outstanding achievements possible within the short format, while offering encouragements to feature filmmakers of the future. Films in the competition are drawn from the Shorts Black Box and Animation strands of EIFF.
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.
The McLaren Award for Best New British Animation - Supported by the British Council
First Awarded in 1990, the McLaren Award provides a focus for new British short animation and recognises the spirit of creativity. Named in honour of Norman McLaren, the renowned Scottish-born animator. The winner is decided by audience voters.
The New Visions Awards
Part of The Young & the Wild's inaugural short-film competitions, these awards honour two outstanding Scottish short films made by young filmmakers aged 14-18 and 19-25. These awards commend vision and effort and aim to boost the careers of new voices in filmmaking.
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