EIFF Announces 2016 Award Winners

The 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced its 2016 award winners. The jurors had to sift through over 160 features and 130 shorts since the start of the Festival. 
 
The winner of the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film went to Scottish filmmaker Ben Sharrock’s directorial debut, Pikadero, which received its UK Premiere at the Festival. The winner was chosen by the Michael Powell Jury comprised of acclaimed actress Kim Cattrall, Edinburgh-based Spanish filmmaker and actress Icíar Bollaín and the iconic actor Clancy Brown. 
 
Speaking after the award Ben Sharrock said “We have been lucky enough to screen PIKADERO in different countries around the world but it has been a very special experience having the UK Premiere here at EIFF and showing it to audiences in my home city”
 
Other winners include actress Catrin Stewart for her role in The Library Suicides and Johan Grimonprez’s documentary Shadow World which dwelt on the shocking realities of the global arms trade.
 
The winner of the Festival’s Audience Award will be announced at Sunday’s Closing Night ceremony.
 
Winners 2016
THE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM - SHADOW WORLD
THE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM - BEFORE LOVE
THE MCLAREN AWARD FOR BEST BRITISH ANIMATION - SIMON’S CAT – OFF TO THE VET
THE AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM - SUNTAN
THE AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A BRITISH FEATURE FILM - Catrin Stewart (THE LIBRARY SUICIDES)
THE MICHAEL POWELL AWARD FOR BEST BRITISH FEATURE FILM - PIKADERO