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2 items from 2017

'God's Own Country' wins top prize at Edinburgh Film Festival

30 June 2017 2:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Daphne, Glory also scoop prizes.

Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country has won the top prize at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The well-received drama, which premiered in Sundance and had its UK premiere in Edinburgh, took the Michael Powell Award for best British feature film.

The prize was awarded by a jury consisting of composer David Arnold, International Film Festival Rotterdam artistic director Bero Beyer, and Bafta-nominated film and television writer Andrea Gibb.

The jury commented: “We present the Michael Powell Award to God’s Own Country, directed by Francis Lee, a film with a singularity of storytelling and consistency of vision. Assured direction with raw and endearing performances result in a film that has an authenticity that is both tender and brutal, a juxtaposition of landscape and emotion, which explores the question of what it means to be a man.”

On hearing the news, director Francis Lee said: “I am thrilled with this »

- (Tom Grater)

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Palm Springs ShortFest announces line-up

8 June 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

338 selected films represent 60 countries in the festival and film market that runs from June 20-26.

This year’s selection of shorts include the world premieres of The Dark Of Night directed by Robin Wright and starring Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell, Edmund The Magnificent starring Ian McKellen, and Martha Monster starring Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.

Idris Elba stars in the world premiere of Kate Herron’s Five By Five, Kate Winslet stars in Kealan O’Rourke’s The Lost Letter, Helena Bonham Carter stars in the North American premiere of Paloma Baeza’s Poles Apart, while Toby Jones stars in the world premiere of Jonathan Schey’s The Entertainer

First place winners in five categories will be eligible for Academy Award consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).  

ShortFest jurors include David Ansen, Lindsey Bahr, Kate Bosworth, Ian Durkin, Sam Lansky and Heidi Zwicker. 

The 23rd Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase »

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