Penumbra to feature at Edinburgh International Film Festival

A film featuring people supported by Penumbra is to premiere at one of Europe’s most prestigious film festivals next month (23 June).

In Place explores the mechanisms we use to cope, questioning the line between the positive and the negative.

The three people that the film follows: a young skateboarder, a university student and a retired librarian all received support from Penumbra’s Edinburgh Self Harm Project and worked with project staff to create the film.

Director Gen Bicknell said:

“When I heard the film had been shortlisted for the Festival I was ecstatic. It is an amazing opportunity to bring this topic to a wider audience who might know very little about why people self harm.”

Inaugurated in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is the world’s longest continually-running film festival. With an emphasis on new talent, discovery and innovation, the EIFF has a vibrant programme planned for 2017.

In Place has been shortlisted in the Best Short Film category. It will premiere Friday 23 June, 18:00, at Cineworld Cinema at Fountain Park. The Director was Gen Bicknell, Tammy Kirk was Producer, and Lucas Kao was Cinematographer.

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