Film fest countdown – at seven

THE countdown has already begun, towards the opening night of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and – in association with national screen agency, Scottish Screen – will be bringing you what it considers to be the top ten Scottish elements of the festival. So, in at number seven…

7 – Scottish Documentary Awards

Public screening
Saturday August 18, 12.45, Cameo 1

Industry screening
Thursday August 16

Says Scottish Screen: “We Scots love to be educated by what we see on screen and the EIFF’s documentary strand will shed new light on all manner of subjects from around the world. Highlights include BAFTA Scotland winner Yulia Mahr’s documentary debut, Butterfly, and Saleyha Ahsan’s moving documentary about the relationship between Yvonne Ridley, who was kidnapped by the Taliban and later converted to Islam, and her increasingly devout Christian mother, amongst others.”