Ewan McGregor and Emily Mortimer in Young Adam Ewan McGregor and Emily Mortimer in Young Adam

The 57th Edinburgh Festival saw a host of celebs hit the city, including American Splendor's Paul Giamatti, House Of Mirth director Terence Davies and then-rising star Samantha Morton.

Young Adam was the opening night film and at the end of the festival it walked off with the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature, while Richard Jobson's feature debut 16 Years Of Alcohol, received a commendation. Alison Peebles debut Afterlife won the Audience Award. The New Directors Award went to Shari Springer Burman and Robert Pulcini for American Splendor. Duane Hopkins' Love Me Or Leave Me Alone scooped Best British Short Film, while Stephen McCollum's Pullin' The Devil By The Tail won the McLaren Animation Award. Best Short Scottish Documentary went to Craig Collinson for She Toon: City Of Bingo.

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Sredni Vashtar
Sredni Vashtar
Spooky tale of a sick boy and a shed at the bottom of the garden.
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
A prickly English author looks for inspiration in a hedonistic housemate.
Belleville Rendez-Vous
Belleville Rendez-Vous
Animated tale of a boy who loves cycling, his supportive Gran and a dog called Bruno.
Young Adam
Young Adam
Rootless drifter working on Scottish canal barge discovers dead woman in the water.
Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself
Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself
A suicide addict, a bookish brother and a single mother emotionally interact in Glasgow.
The Lease
The Lease
A divorced Lithuanian woman leases an apartment and is miserable.
A Thousand Months
A Thousand Months
Life in a poor Moroccan village, where a school chair is the most valued object.
Cremaster
Cremaster
A series of symbolic works about sexual development and creation.
Song For A Raggy Boy
Song For A Raggy Boy
Autobiographical account of life as a boy offender in an Irish Catholic reform school.
The Red And The White
The Red And The White
The bloody civil war in Russia that followed the October Revolution.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

Day 12 - Young Adam, Afterlife win awards; EIFF closing party.
Frantic, Fantastic Festival Draws to a Close
Day 11 - Oliver Stone; Harvey Pekar; I'll Sleep When I'm Dead.
Commandante - Oliver Stone meets Fidel Castro, Harvey Pekar insults the fair citizens of Cleveland and male eye-candy in the form of Clive Owen and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.
Day 10 - Elaine Friedman Q&A; Party Monsters; 16 Years of Alcohol.
Capturing the Friedmans makes a serious dent in the lineup, while the photocalls and parties take their toll.
Day 9 - Sean Connery; American Splendor's Pekar; One For the Road.
Paul Giamatti does sight-seeing, and Sean Connery gives a rare Q&A for schoolchildren!
Day 8 - Barry Norman; surprise movie; Sean Connery in town.
Just to save you reading further - Surprise Movie is the joyous Spirited Away.
Day 7 - Terence Davies makes director's cuts; Afterlife premiere.
Masterclasses ahoy with Terence Davies and Aidan Quinn, while Afterlife charms our critics.
Day 6 - Jonas Akerland
Standard Life Audience Award & Best of Fest updates.
Day 5 - Lovely Ludivine; "Raggy Boys" Aidan Quinn & Iain Glen.
Smack My Bitch Up director chats about his controversial works, while the Raggy Boys tackle child abuse
Day 4 - Charlie Chaplin doc, Irish cast & crew of Intermission.
The Little Tramp is dissected, while ensemble Irish madhouse caper makes an impression.
Day 3 - Meeting the cast & crew of Wilbur (Wants To Kill Himself)
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, but Lone Scherfig should be Very Proud of Herself
Day 2 - 16 Years of Alcohol, Samantha Morton and "Jimmy" Sheridan.
Hangover or no hangover, film fest events started with a press conference early this morning from the makers of 16 Years of Alcohol.
Day 1 - Young Adam premiere opens eiff 2003.
Day 1 of the 57th Edinburgh International Film Festival and the opening night premiere of Young Adam.
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