The Edinburgh International Film Festival came to an end yesterday by crowning the winners in the twelve competition categories for both feature and short films.
The awards were presented by EIFF artistic director, Hannah McGill, deputy artistic director, Diane Henderson, and patrons, Sir Sean Connery and Seamus McGarvey, on the closing day of the festival at a public ceremony in Filmhouse.
Moon, directed by Duncan Jones, took the plaudits as Best New British Feature after earning rave reviews from critics.
“It says a lot about EIFF and its mission as a 'discovery festival' that Duncan Jones, Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Tomm Moore and Cary Joji Fukunaga are all first-time feature directors,” said McGill.
“We have had a fantastic year and I’m thrilled that all of our prizewinners have been part of it, as well as, of course, all the other filmmakers who’ve attended and given us the privilege of screening their work. I hope their success here helps them go forward in their careers, and I hope we’ll see them all back in Edinburgh in the future with further work.”
Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, sponsored by the UK Film Council
MOON – Directed by Duncan Jones
PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film
KATIE JARVIS – Fish Tank
Best New International Feature Award
EASIER WITH PRACTICE – Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Standard Life Audience Award
THE SECRET OF KELLS – Directed by Tomm Moore
Best Documentary Award
BORIS RYZHY – Directed by Aliona Van der Horst
Skillset New Directors Award
CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA – Sin Nombre
The Rotten Tomatoes Critical Consensus Award
HUMPDAY – Directed by Lynn Shelton
UK Film Council Award for Best British Short Film
AFTER TOMORROW – Directed by Emma Sullivan
Best International Short Film Award
PRINCESS MARGARET BLD – Directed by Kazik Radwanski
Scottish Short Documentary Award, supported by Baillie Gifford
PETER IN RADIOLAND – Directed by Johanna Wagner
McLaren Award for New British Animation, in partnership with BBC Film Network
PHOTOGRAPH OF JESUS – Directed by Laurie Hill