The award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film went jointly to actresses Emily Beecham for her role in Daphne and Anne Reid for her roles in Kaleidoscope and Romans, and was also selected by the Michael Powell jurors.
The Michael Powell Jury said:
“In the category of Best Performance in a British Feature Film, the Michael Powell Jury recognises two actors, Emily Beecham and Anne Reid, portraying fascinating, complex and flawed characters who didn’t strive for your affection but commanded your attention – real in the best sense of the word.”
“I’m so honoured and thrilled, and would really like to thank the jury and the Edinburgh International Film Festival for supporting our film. It was an extraordinary experience working on the unique and special Daphne. I wouldn’t have won this award without my wonderful team: Director Peter Mackie Burns, writer Nico Mensinga and producers Tristan Goligher and Valentina Brazzini! Thanks again EIFF, having once been a festival Trailblazer you have a very special place in my heart!”
Robbie Allan, Senior Screen Executive at Creative Scotland said:
“We are delighted that Emily’s outstanding performance as Daphne has been recognised by the jury. Together with Nico Mensinga’s extraordinary script and Peter Mackie Burns’ skilful direction, this collaboration has resulted in a striking debut feature. Creative Scotland is proud to have supported this talented team and we’re sure that audiences will be also be delighted by Daphne.”
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