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45 Years, Black Mountain Poets to compete for Michael Powell Award at Edinburgh

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- 13 Minutes, You’re Ugly Too to vie for International Film honours

45 Years, Black Mountain Poets to compete for Michael Powell Award at Edinburgh
45 Years by Andrew Haigh

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (17-28 June) has announced its full programme. British films in competition for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film and Best Performance in a British Feature Film include Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years [+see also:
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, Jamie AdamsBlack Mountain Poets [+see also:
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, Joseph Bull and Luke Seomore’s Blood Cells [+see also:
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, Simon Pummell’s Brand New-U [+see also:
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; Jake Gavin’s Hector [+see also:
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, Martin Radich’s Norfolk [+see also:
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, Steven Nesbit’s North v South, Colin Kennedy’s Swung [+see also:
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, Jane Linfoot’s The Incident, Ludwig and Paul Shammasian’s The Pyramid Texts [+see also:
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, Helen Walsh’s The Violators, Robert Carlyle’s The Legend of Barney Thomson [+see also:
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, and Scott Graham’s Iona [+see also:
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The International Feature Film Competition includes Tim Godsall’s Len and Company, Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 13 Minutes [+see also:
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, Artemio Narro’s I Stay With You, Niki Karimi’s Night Shift, Marielle Heller’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Doze Niu Chen-Zer’s Paradise in Service, Mark Noonan’s You’re Ugly Too [+see also:
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, Ole Giæver and Marte Vold’s Out of Nature [+see also:
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, Gabriel Ripstein’s 600 Miles, Patrick Alvarez’s The Stanford Prison Experiment, and J DavisManson Family Vacation.

The festival also has awards for documentaries and shorts, besides an audience award. This year the country in focus is Mexico. 

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, said, “By nurturing talent within the industry the EIFF has an important role to play in developing skills to support the future of Scottish filmmaking. The Scottish Government is pleased to support the EIFF with Expo funding of £115,000 in 2015.”

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