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Edinburgh Film Festival awards announced

posted 29 Jun 2013, 07:00 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 29 Jun 2013, 07:07 ]

A documentary reliving the full horror of full horror of the Piper Alpha disaster has won the prestigious “audience award” at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Fire In The Night follows the likes of The Full Monty, Buena Vista Social Club, Man on Wire, Billy Elliot and Amelie by winning one of the longest-running honours at the event, which was revived this year after a two-year hiatus.

Other main winners included Leviathan, another documentary, set aboard a North Atlantic fishing traweler, which won director Lucien Castaing-Taylor the prestigous Michael Powell Award for best British film.