Jonny Lee Miller in The Flying Scotsman Jonny Lee Miller in The Flying Scotsman

2006 marked the final year of artistic director Shane Danielsen's curatorship. The 60th year kicked off with the world premiere of The Flying Scotsman. Crowd-pleasers included the UK premiere of Clerks II - which won the Audience Award, Sundance hit Little Miss Sunshine and Robin Williams starrer The Night Listener. Stars in attendance included big-hitters Charlize Theron (East of Havana) and Sigourney Weaver (Snow Cake).

Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe took home the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film for Brothers Of The Head, while Paul Andrew Williams was named Best New Director for London To Brighton. The inaugural Best Documentary Award went to Jake Clennell for The Great Happiness Space: Tale Of An Osaka Love Thief. Best British Short Film was awarded to Dictynna Hood for the Other Man and Run Wrake for Rabbit. The Short Scottish Documentary Award went to Edward Brooke Hitching for The Really Terrible Orchestra.

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The Crazies
The Crazies
The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town.
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
A dysfunctional family's road trip to a beauty pageant.
To Get To Heaven, First You Have To Die
To Get To Heaven, First You Have To Die
A recently married youth attempting to overcome impotence goes out searching for sexual release.
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Wristcutters: A Love Story
A young man kills himself and awakens in a land where everything is "just a little bit worse".
The Right Of The Weakest
The Right Of The Weakest
A group of unemployed men who see no hope in their future decide to try to turn their fortunes around with a hold-up.
Someone Else
Someone Else
A young man struggles to do the right thing after falling in love with someone other than his girlfriend.
Jindabyne
Jindabyne
A close-knit Australian community is rocked when four men discover a murder victim’s corpse and do nothing about it.
London To Brighton
London To Brighton
Two prostitutes flee a murderous gang boss.
Satan
Satan
Oversexed teenagers and Satanic rituals in a remote farmhouse.
H6 - Diary of A Serial Killer
H6 - Diary of A Serial Killer
A killer gets out of jail and starts hacking up prostitutes with a chainsaw... all in God's name, of course.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

Holocaust fatigue - the worst kind of insult
Rex Bloomstein's acclaimed new documentary KZ incisively disects the modern day fascination with the Holocaust remains. He speaks to Eye For Film about the project and it's purpose.
Day Fourteen: Sunday 27th August
Former Vice-President Al Gore introduces his documentary, and we catch the Best of the Fest
Day Thirteen: Saturday 26th August
As we reach the penultimate day of the EIFF, we reminisce with others and catch up with Driving Lessons
Day Twelve: Friday 25th August
Sir Sean Connery shares time with a live audience, and we ponder the various Awards...
Day Eleven: Thursday 24th August
Dead Man's Cards producers discuss the nature of film/cinema viewing, and Best of the Fest is announced!
Day Ten: Wednesday 23rd August
Sleep-deprivation happens to all dedicated film-festival buffs...zzzzzzzz. And a film is withdrawn from the programme.
Day Nine: Tuesday 22nd August
Rude awakening recalls a night with the bouncers from Dead Man's Cards.
Day Eight: Monday 21st August
The jury take questions from the press, and we discuss the BBFC's rating system.
Day Seven: Sunday 20th August
Little Miss Sunshine provides a ray of golden delight to the proceedings.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival 60th Birthday Party
The stars dress down, while we dress up to share the sights and sounds of the best birthday bash in ages.
Day Six: Saturday 19th August
London to Brighton director makes a Freudian slip discussing his initial financing
Day Five: Friday 18th August
Charlize Theron makes use of a popular Scottish phrase for the weather, and fanboy favourite Kevin Smith arrives for the premiere of Clerks II
Day Four: Thursday 17th August
The Jury announced, and a quiet day...
Feature : Sigourney Weaver interview
International star Sigourney Weaver reminisces on her previous work, and her fondness for comedy
Day Three: Wednesday 16th August
Autograph hunters are in luck at the 60th Edinburgh International Film Festival
Day Two: Tuesday 15th August
Star power floods Edinburgh as Snow Cake premieres. And there was a few surprise guests, too!
Day One: Monday 14th August
Graham Obree emerges from obscurity to triumph at the Opening Night Film of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
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