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Woolcock doc triumphs in Edinburgh

One Mile Away, a documentary from Brit filmmaker Penny Woolcock (pictured), has picked up the Michael Powell Award for best British film at the 66th Edinburgh Film Festival.
July 3, 2012

One Mile Away, a documentary from Brit filmmaker Penny Woolcock (pictured), has picked up the Michael Powell Award for best British film at the 66th Edinburgh Film Festival.

The documentary, a sequel of sorts to 2009′s fictional predecessor 1 Day, looks at the conflict between gang members in the British city of Birmingham.

Woolcock’s triumph comes after the director was last month honored with the Inspiration Award at the UK’s biggest documentary festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, where her archive-based film From the Sea to the Land Beyond played.

In a statement issued yesterday (July 2), Sheffield Doc/Fest director Heather Croall said: “Penny truly deserves this win at Edinburgh and I’m delighted that she’s getting the recognition she deserves.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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