28 June 2013 9:01 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The bold and experimental documentary Leviathan scooped the Michael Powell Award at the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival, beating out eleven other UK independent features to the prestigious title. The awards ceremony, which was held at the Filmhouse earlier this afternoon, was presented by Grant Lauchlan, who hosts and produces Stv’s dedicated film series Moviejuice.

Leviathan, co-directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, is a striking and deeply immersive study of the commercial fishing industry that’s filled with skilful cinematography that plungers the audience head first into the fisherman’s dangerous lives. Castaing-Taylor, who was on hand to collect the award, said he was “totally bowled over by the news of this award.”

The jury of the Michael Powell Award also commended director Paul Wright for his feature debut For Those In Peril, which centers on the lone surviver of a freak fishing accident who struggles to cope »

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