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THE MICHAEL Powell Award for ‘Best New British Feature’ was given to ‘Gas Attack’ directed by former actor and theatre director Kenny Glenaan in Edinburgh on August 26 at the end of this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).
The Film Council sponsored this year's Award named in honour of one of Britain's most original and influential filmmakers.
An international jury viewed a weeklong schedule of films including, Udayan Prasad's ‘Gabriel & Me’, Peter Cattaneo's ‘Lucky Break’, Joel Hopkins' ‘Jump Tomorrow’, Dom Rotheroe's ‘My Brother Tom’, Andrew Kotting's ‘This Filthy Earth’, Harry Bradbeer's ‘As The Beast Sleeps’, John Mckay's ‘Crush’, Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger's ‘Lawless Heart’, Glen Luchford's ‘From Here To Where’, Philippa Cousins' ‘Happy Now?’, Danny Boyle's double bill ‘Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise’ and ‘Strumpet’, Dominic Savage's ‘When I Was 12’ and Asif Kapadia's ‘The Warrior’.
The jury included Simon Field, Jury Chair, Director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Maud Nadler, Vice President Independent Productions HBO Films, Carine Adler, Director of ‘Under The Skin’ and previous Michael Powell Award winner, Brian Cox, renowned Scottish film and theatre actor and star of films such as ‘Braveheart’, ‘Manhunter’ and ‘Rushmore’ and Haskell Wexler, US Cinematographer who has worked on such films as ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest’, ‘In The Heat Of The Night’, ‘The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)’, ‘Matewan’ and ‘Mulholland Falls’. (CD)
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