Mahdi Fleifel’s A World Not Ours has won the Award for Best Film in the International Competition at the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
By
Naman Ramachandran

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Cineuropa.org
2 Jul 2013 - 8:01 AM  UPDATED 2 Jul 2013 - 8:01 AM

Mahdi Fleifel's A World Not Ours (photo) has won the Award for Best Film in the International Competition at the 67thEdinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF, June 19-30). Fleifel said, “I am immensely grateful to the programmers at the EIFF for inviting my film. I have lived, studied and worked in the UK for 13 years, but I've never managed to screen any of my work at a single British film event – not even my short films, which were pretty successful internationally. Winning the prize in Britain's No. 1 Film Festival is too good to be true. I hope this will help bring our film to a wider audience in the UK and I would like to thank the jury for this wonderful honour.”

The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film went to Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's Leviathan. Castaing-Taylor and Paravel said, “We are totally bowled over by the news of this award. All our films have been rejected by every British film festival to date, so it is all the more moving for us! We also admire in so many ways the work of this jury, which makes this award especially meaningful to us both. It also gives us the courage and conviction to continue to keep pushing at the envelope – of cinema, of documentary, of art.”

Anthony Wonke's Fire In The Night won the audience award.

Winners

THE MICHAEL POWELL AWARD FOR BEST BRITISH FEATURE FILM
Leviathan

THE AUDIENCE AWARD
Fire In The Night

THE AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A BRITISH FEATURE FILM
Jamie Blackley (uwantme2killhim?)
Toby Regbo (uwantme2killhim?)

THE AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
A World Not Ours

THE STUDENT CRITICS JURY AWARD
Celestial Wives Of The Meadow Mari

THE MCLAREN AWARD FOR NEW BRITISH ANIMATION (supported by the British Council)
Marilyn Myller by Mikey Please

THE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
GHL by Lotte Schreiber

THE AWARD FOR CREATIVE INNOVATION IN A SHORT FILM
Doll Parts by Muzi Quawson

THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION TO A SHORT FILM
Josh Gibson – Director of Photography, Light Plate

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