EDINDOCS IS NOW AN ACADEMY QUALIFYING FESTIVAL:
This means that recipients of the award for Best Short Documentary will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.
Those rules can be seen here:
EDINDOCS 2012 opened with International Edinburgh Talent!
Films from Sara Ishaq (Karama has no Walls)
Walid Salhab (Kinetic Edinburgh)
Julian Schwanitz (Kirkaldy Man)
Gair Dunlop (Atom Town) and
Roger Grant & Mark Ubsdell (The People's Tenor) explored the diverse nature of Edinburgh's people, their backgrounds and their diverse film-making skills.
Supported by Baillie Gifford, The List, The Cameo Cinema and The Scottish Documentary Institute this was a rich evening of local culture...
EDINDOCS – Documentary Film in Edinburgh
19-21 October 2012
EDINDOCS is a Documentary Film Festival which aims to bring quality, independent documentary film to Scotland's capital.
Now in its third year it is another strong addition to the extensive range of Edinburgh's Festivals.
Sponsored by the Baillie Gifford Investment Managers,
winners of the 'Best Documentary’ category will receive
£250 from and a special glass trophy..
EDINDOCS takes place between October 19th-21st at The Cameo Cinema, Tollcross, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Nights. Local film-makers take us to the Yemen Revolution, a disused Nuclear Power Plant, Jocky Wilson's House and your ears will be filled with the wonderful sound of John Craig Innes.
An evening of wonderful short films - 9 in all - great value!
Our final session again with rich content and the unmissable My Father and The Man in Black
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EDINDOCS 2012 PRIZES
Karama Has No Walls by Sara Ishaq
Juma’at El-Karama (Friday of Dignity) marks a turning point in Yemen’s revolution.
Sara Ishaq gives us a beautifully crafted insight into the horrors of the day the peaceful protest ended.
Told from the protestors perspective this film floored our audience and putting aside the politics is a compelling human story.
My Father and the Man in Black by Jonathan Holiff
'Jonathan Holiff’s new documentary is more than just another addition to the bottomless pit of archival footage dedicated to legend, man, myth and flawed mortal that is Johnny Cash.
This film is a universal and troubling tale of the very real walls that parents can build around themselves (Jonathan's father, Saul Holiff, was Cash's manager in the 1960s and 70s).
Refreshingly, My Father and the Man In Black does not slip into the realm of tabloid. It's an intense personal adventure with universal themes and appeal that just happens to feature one of 20th-century music's great icons.'
The People's Tenor by Roger Grant and Mark Ubsdell
Rejected by music colleges for being too old, Scottish tenor, John Craig Innes, sings on the streets for 15 years to make a living selling his home made CDs.
THE PEOPLE'S TENOR is a heartwrenching and inspiring story of gritty determination and self reliance, and casts a stark light on the TV talent show culture of instant fame and fortune.