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A World Not Ours wins top prize at Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Jun 28, 2013 | 12:08pm EDT

Director Mahdi Fleifel's documentary A World Not Ours was the toast of the Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland on Friday (28Jun13) after picking up the event's top prize. The movie, about three families of refugees in Lebanon, was crowned Best Film in the International Competition, while The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature was presented to Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel's commercial fishing documentary, Leviathan. Best Performances in a British Feature Film were distributed to Jamie Blackley and Toby Regbo for their roles as schoolboys in uwantme2killhim?, and the Audience Award went to Anthony Wonke's Fire In the Night, which chronicles the 1988 Piper Alpha oil explosion in the North Sea. Accepting the trophy, director Wonke said, "It's 25 years ago this July that Piper Alpha exploded and sunk into the North Sea and we hope that with this film the memory of that fateful night that affected so many lives will act as a suitable remembrance." The 12-day event will end on Sunday (30Jun13) with a screening of Not Another Happy Ending.

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