Edinburgh Film Festival

One Mile Away Wins Michael Powell Award

Submitted by edg on Sat, 30 Jun '12 5.58pm

Director Penny Woolcock has been awarded the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film for her film One Mile Away, a documentary following two members of rival Birmingham gangs as they attempt to broker a peace agreement.

EIFF Blog: "It's Almost Like Last Year Didn't Happen"

Submitted by edg on Tue, 26 Jun '12 11.32am

EIFF artistic director Chris Fujiwara is ubiquitous. He's maintaining a daily blog with commentary on the festival, offering up recommendations via YouTube, while trying to be everywhere on the ground for guests, delegates, and audiences alike. There he is at the Filmhouse with Tabu director Miguel Gomes (above). And there he is again in another guise at the Traverse on Sunday night, playing bass in a 90-minute concert with his Philippine band The Brockas.