Film festival awards return

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THIS year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is to see the return of awards, after they were controversially scrapped last year.

Artistic director Chris Fujiwara announced that three awards would be on offer this year – Best International Feature Film by an Emerging Director, Best Performance in a British Feature Film and The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature.

Mr Fujiwara said: “I am delighted to reintroduce these awards. I feel very strongly that having noteworthy awards is important for an international film festival. Awards can stimulate creative dialogue and above all help shine the spotlight on emerging talent, which is part of the mission of EIFF.”