EIFF, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Michael Powell Award,
Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced 2012's Michael Powell Award Competition Jury and the four other juries who will deliberate over the Festival's seven awards. Two of the jurors will also be the subjects of In-Person events that have been newly added to the EIFF programme. Jim Broadbent, Elliott Gould, Gerald Peary and Ewen Bremner are among those chosen to judge awards.
Chair of 2012's three-member Michael Powell Award Competition Jury is Academy Award® winner and beloved actor Jim Broadbent (ARTHUR CHRISTMAS; THE IRON LADY). Joining him on the Jury will be Japanese actress and producer Kiki Sugino (HOSPITALITÉ; MAGIC AND LOSS) and Tiina Lokk, founder and director of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The jury will present awards for Best British Feature Film and Best Performance in a British Feature Film.
Jim Broadbent commented: "It's very exciting to be Chair of the Michael Powell Jury. I have always had the most brilliant of times at the Edinburgh Festival and I'm sure the Film Festival will be equally stimulating; and I relish the opportunity to see such a great range of films in such special company."
Named in homage to one of Britain's most original filmmakers and inaugurated in 1990, the Michael Powell Award is one of the most prestigious film awards in the UK, rewarding imagination and creativity in British filmmaking. The last winner of the award was Nick Whitfield for SKELETONS in 2010, when the Jury also awarded David Thewlis the Award for Best Performance in a British Film for MR NICE. The nominees for 2012's Michael Powell Award are: BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (Peter Strickland); DAY OF THE FLOWERS (John Roberts); FLYING BLIND (Katarzyna Klimkiewicz); FUTURE MY LOVE (Maja Borg); THE IMPOSTER (Bart Layton); LIFE JUST IS (Alex Barrett); ONE MILE AWAY (Penny Woolcock); PUSHER (Luis Prieto); SHADOW DANCER (James Marsh) and SMALL CREATURES (Martin Wallace). British films competing for the Michael Powell Award will include, for the first time, documentaries contending alongside narrative films.
The International Feature Competition Jury will be chaired by actor Elliott Gould (FRED; OCEAN'S ELEVEN). The Jury also includes independent producer and former Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Programme Director Julietta Sichel and multi-award winning filmmaker Lav Diaz, whose latest film, FLORENTINA HUBALDO, CTE, will screen at EIFF in the Philippine New Wave strand.
The International Feature Competition, supported by Innis & Gunn, hosts a selection of outstanding new films from around the world and also includes, for the first time, documentary films alongside narrative films. The nominees for the Best International Feature Award are: Clarissa Campolina and Helvécio Marins Jr's GIRIMUNHO; Mao Mao's HERE, THEN; Anka Sasnal and Wilhelm Sasnal's IT LOOKS PRETTY FROM A DISTANCE; David Zellner's KID-THING; Yeon Sang-ho's THE KING OF PIGS; Alexandre O Philippe's THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS; Maite Alberdi's THE LIFEGUARD; Mania Akbari's ONE.TWO.ONE; Gastón Solnicki's PAPIROSEN; Oskar Alegria's THE SEARCH FOR EMAK BAKIA; Jang Kun-jae's SLEEPLESS NIGHT; Miguel Gomes' TABU; Dan Sallitt's THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT and A WOMAN'S REVENGE by Rita Azevedo Gomes. The winner of the award in 2010 was Ryan Piers Williams' THE DRY LAND.
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