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2019 edition

We are happy to announce that the 2019 edition of Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest was completed succesfully!
Scroll down to find further information about the 2019 award winners, award nominations, jury panel and screening programme.
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AWARD WINNERS

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AWARD NOMINATIONS

Best Feature-Length Documentary

Mom Calling

I AM HUMAN

Kalin and the Jail Team

A Donkey Called Geronimo

Mentally Al

Best Short Documentary

Across the Hummingbird Bridge

Saul's 108th Story

RUCK IT!

This Could Work

Hydebank

Best Debuts

CAVEBIRDS

The Open Window

The Sako Tapes

How To Bee

Best Experimental Doc

STONE ENGRAVINGS AND

THE THREE-COLORED CHICKENPOX TALE

the tower

Cast Away Souls

Deep waters

House calls

Best Social Impact Doc

No Crime in Sin

The Raven and the Seagull

Ximei

Best Environmental Doc

Island Road

Forest Keepers in Danger

Terra

RIVER TALES

Best Foreign Documentary

VOY

Caisă

Dreaming Folk

Best Student Documentary

UTOPIA

elephantfish

Love Letters to Death

Currency of Dreams

Best Scottish Production

Da Hillsook Wedeen

Altsasu

My Name Is Anik

Best Directing

The Book of the Sea

Buddy Goes to Nollywood

Best Editing

General Magic

Washed Up

Best Cinematography

Three Dances

Medina’s Song

 
 

JURY PANEL

Noémie Mendelle

Noé has worked in film & TV for over thirty years as a Director and a  Producer. She set up Scottish Documentary Institute in 2004 and since then has devised several award-winning talent initiatives, including Bridging the Gap, BtG+, This is Scotland, Stories and The Edinburgh Pitch. She is a research professor at Edinburgh College of Art where she supervises PhD by practice in Documentary Film.


An active member of IPS (Independent Producer Scotland), she is very ambitious for Scottish talent to play a creative key role on the international documentary scene both as makers and facilitators. She exec produces most films going through SDI (Seven Songs for a Long Life, Norfolk, I Am Breathing, Future My Love, New Ten Commandments) working with a wide range of emerging and established talent. She has served on juries and panels at festivals round the globe as well as running documentary workshops especially in Africa and Middle East. She is currently working on a film in the Bijagos.

Best Feature-Length Documentary
Best Foreign Documentary

Scott Donaldson

Scott is responsible for film education and environmental development at Creative Scotland. Until November 2019 he is also Interim Director, Screen. Scott studied literature, film, education and environmental management. He taught photography and media in London colleges and Scottish universities, photographed for Scottish Natural Heritage and programmed cinema and education at Macrobert. Since 1997, Scott has led the development and promotion of film and moving image education at Scottish Screen, Creative Scotland and now at Screen Scotland. He also has responsibility for Creative Scotland’s address to climate change.

Best Environmental Doc

Louise Acheson

Louise is a member of the executive team within Screen Scotland, the new dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland. She works across a range of film & television development, production, audience, festival, and professional development activity. Previously with Scottish Film Education, Louise has worked for film and arts festivals in Ireland, Scotland and Australia for ten years.

Best Scottish Production

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SCREENING PROGRAMME 2019

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OFFICIAL SELECTION