Sunday, 1 July 2012

EIFF 12: Grand finale

This year's EIFF closed last night with Disney-Pixar's Brave, which I still haven't seen, because I was trying to get to London at the time of the screening. They should show it to London critics soon.

On Saturday night, they also announced this year's award winners:

  • Best Film: HERE, THEN (dir Mao Mao)
  • Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature: ONE MILE AWAY (dir Penny Woolcock)
  • Best Performance in a British Feature: ANDREA RISEBOROUGH and BRID BRENNAN (Shadow Dancer)
  • Jury Special Mention: PAPIROSEN (dir Gaston Solnicki)
  • Best Short: DINOSAUR EGGS IN THE LIVING ROOM (dir Rafael Urban)
  • Best British Short: THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD (dir Will Anderson)
  • The McLaren Award for New British Animation: THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD (dir Will Anderson)
  • Student Critics Jury Award: SLEEPLESS NIGHT (dir Jang Kun-jae)

And here are my own picks for best of the festival:

  1. TABU (Gomes, Por)
  3. GRABBERS (Wright, UK)
  4. THE IMPOSTER (Layton, UK)
  5. UNCONDITIONAL (Higgins, UK)
  7. ONE MILE AWAY (Woolcock, UK)
  8. SHADOW DANCER (Marsh, UK)
  9. GOD BLESS AMERICA (Goldthwait, US)
  10. DRAGON - WU XIA (Chan, Chn)
Now I need to get to work writing up proper reviews of the films I saw in Edinburgh, while diving back into the screening schedule in London. It'll be a busy few weeks until the Olympics engulfs me in its embrace at the end of July.

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