Here, Then and One Mile Away honoured at EIFF 2012 awards
- Suzanne Neilson
- 6 July 2012
Penny Woolcock, Andrea Riseborough and Brid Brennan among the winners
Here, Then was declared Best International Feature Film by an illustrious jury, including actor Elliot Gould and independent producer Julietta Scheil.
Picking up the prestigious Michael Powell award for Best British Feature Film was director Penny Woolcock. The jury (led by Jim Broadbent) described One Mile Away, which tackles inner city gang culture in Birmingham, as ‘a brave and honest film tackling a huge problem with sensitivity and skill, not only charting the efforts to reconcile a community but also showing the great wealth of creativity that is part of that struggle.’
The jury said, ‘Every work we had the privilege to see brought something new and extraordinary to us and choosing the best was a difficult task.’