Director Mark Aitken receiving the award. Here's what they said at the festival...
Made with integrity and compassion, DEAD WHEN I GOT HERE is a privilege to watch. Bathed in light despite the darkness of the subject matter and with a closing image as beautiful as anything you will find in Bresson or Tarkovsky, it is one of the finest examples of documentary filmmaking I've ever seen.
Scott Graham, Writer/Director (SHELL, IONA)
A bold and searing portrait of an unlikely survivor, Mark Aitken's compelling documentary shows that 'life on the edge' can also be right at the heart of humanity.
Film Curator, Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival