EMFF 2020 – The Winners!

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the film and photography competitions at Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2020, which ran on 6 & 7 February 2020 and was attended by around 1,600 enthusiasts.

The film competition winners were:

Donald Tiso Best Film Award: Climbing Blind by Alastair Lee / Posing Productions. The prize is £250, a beautifully-carved EMFF trophy, and a huge amount of global kudos! You will soon be able to watch the film on Vimeo by clicking this link.

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Alien Rock Best Short Film Award: The Running Pastor by Camp 4 Collective. The prize is £150, a beautifully-carved EMFF trophy, and a huge amount of global kudos! You can enjoy the film via this link.

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People’s Choice Award (voted by attendees): Project 282 by Emily Scott. The prize is a beautifully-carved EMFF trophy, and a huge amount of global kudos! It’s not currently available to view online but you can see the trailer on this link.

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The photography competition winners were:

Wild Landscapes of Scotland: Graham Niven, for his stunning image of Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe. Graham’s prize is a choice of a weekend pass for EMFF 2021; or, the EMFF make a £50 donation to his choice of the John Muir Trust or Scottish Mountain Rescue.

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My Adventures Since the Last EMFF: Tom Duffin, for his fun-filled image of climber Jamie Andrew seeking out a new route on ‘Observatory Gully’ in Edinburgh. Tom’s prize is a choice of a weekend pass for EMFF 2021; or, the EMFF make a £50 donation to his choice of the John Muir Trust or Scottish Mountain Rescue.

Jamie Andrew Tackles Observatory Gully on Edinburgh's Calton Hill

As well as the category winners above, your generosity over the weekend meant that we raised close to £1,500 for our chosen charities of Scottish Mountain Rescue and the John Muir Trust.  So they are definitely winners too!

And Finally…

We’d like to thank everyone who helped make EMFF 2020 such a success. In particular, our sponsors – Tiso, Mountain Equipment, Alien Rock, Wilderness Scotland, Wilderness Ireland, Ski Solutions and Bspoke Bike Tours. Also our amazing team of volunteers, and the flawless AV crew. Our guest speakers – Jenny Graham, Anna McNuff and Leon McCarron were all outstanding.  And, of course – everyone else who helped make it happen. Finally, thanks to everyone of the 1,600 or so of you who came along and gave the festival such a lovely atmosphere all weekend. We hope you left feeling entertained, enlightened and inspired.

Provisional dates for the next event are 6 & 7 February 2021. See you next year!

Read a review of EMFF 2020 by Edinburgh Guide by clicking here.

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