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EIFF brings back audience award

posted 13 Feb 2013, 05:47 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 13 Feb 2013, 05:52 ]

One of the most coveted prizes at the Edinburgh International Film Festival is set to make a comeback - two years after being controversially scrapped.

The long-running audience award at the event had been one of the most sought-after prizes for film-makers before it was abandoned in the radical rethink of the festival in 2011.

The Full Monty, Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Elliot and Amelie were among the films which went on to enjoy huge success after wowing the festival crowds in Edinburgh. The last winner was Aaron Schneider’s Get Low in 2010.