30/06/2012 12:27 BST

Edinburgh Film Festival Gong Winners Revealed

The winners of the Edinburgh International Film Festival awards were announced on Saturday as the 66th event drew to a close.

The awards honour the best films, actors and directors of the twelve-day festival.

The ceremony took place at the Filmhouse cinema this afternoon and was hosted by Grant Lauchlan of STV Moviejuice.

The festival will officially come to an end later with the UK premiere of Disney/Pixar's Scotland-set animation Brave(See trailer below).

The award for best film in the international feature competition was won by Here, Then, by Chinese director Mao Mao.

It explores themes of alienation and disillusionment in modern China, telling the story of different people whose lives overlap.

Director Penny Woolcock was awarded the Michael Powell Award for best British feature film for One Mile Away, which also received its world premiere at the festival.

The film follows the attempted reconciliation of two Birmingham gangs.

The award was presented by actor Jim Broadbent, who was joined by Japanese actress and producer Kiki Sugino and the founder and director of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Tiina Lokk.

The jury citation said it was "a brave and honest film tackling a huge problem with sensitivity and skill".

Ms Woolcock said: "One Mile Away is about transforming and saving lives. Winning the Michael Powell award is a tremendous boost for us to help get the film and its message out to where it needs to be in our inner cities."

In the shorts category, Brazilian film Dinosaur Eggs in the Living Room by Rafael Urban scooped first place. It was praised for its "gripping story about love, fidelity, ageing and loss".

Director Will Anderson picked up two awards for his film The Making of Longbird.

He won both best film in the British short film competition and the McLaren Award for new British animation.

Andrea Riseborough and Brid Brennan jointly won awards for best performance in a British feature film for their performances in James Marsh's Shadow Dancer, which had its UK premiere last night.