Day Twelve: Friday 25th August

Sir Sean Connery shares time with a live audience, and we ponder the various Awards...

by Chris Docker

Sir Sean Connery graced the Festival today with his sold-out BAFTA Interview in front of a live audience. Tomorrow he will be in attendance at the Award Ceremony. At the end of a Festival with 163 feature films, many have been in competition.

Will you be rooting for your favourite film? The Audience Award is the one you and I have been voting on as we come out of the screenings, with Clerks II so far not only topping the poll but grossing more than any other film (if you'll excuse the pun) in the Festival this year. But if you want to see how all your favourites do tomorrow, here's the complete list of eligible films in each feature category:-

Standard Life Audience Award:-

Art School Confidential, Brothers of The Head, Cargo, Clerks II, Colour Me Kubrick, Dead Man's Cards, Driving Lessons, Flying Scotsman, Hoodwinked, The Killing of John Lennon, Life and Lyrics, Little Miss Sunshine, Lives of the Saints, London to Brighton, The Night Listener, The Oh In Ohio, Shoot the Messenger, Snow Cake, Someone Else, Stephanie Daley, The Treatment.

Documentary Award:-

5 Days, 51 Birch Street, Air Guitar Nation, Al Franken: God Spoke, Before the Music Dies, A Crude Awakening - the Oil Crash, East of Havana, The Empire in Africa, The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief, An Inconvenient Truth, Into Great Silence, John & Jane, KZ, LoudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies, Mr. Pilipenko and his Submarine, My Country, My Country, The Railroad All-Stars, The Refugee All Stars, Return of the Poet, Rock the Bells, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Voices of Bam, Walking to Werner, Who Needs Sleep, Wide Awake.

Michael Powell Award (Best New British Feature Film):-

Brothers Of The Head, Cargo, Colour Me Kubrick, Dead Man's Cards, Driving Lessons, The Flying Scotsman, The Killing Of John Lennon, Life And Lyrics, Lives of the Saints, London To Brighton, Shoot The Messenger, Snow Cake, Someone Else.

Skillset New Directors Award

(For New Interpretation And Innovation In Filmmaking):-

3 Degrees Colder, Apart From That, Black Brush, Brothers of the Head, Cargo, Colour Me Kubrick, Dead Man's Cards, Deep, Driving Lessons, A Few Kilos of Dates For A Funeral, Flying Scotsman, Gretchen, Holly, Hotel Harabati, How is your Fish Today, Iceberg, In Between Days, London to Brighton, Looking for Cheyenne, Life And Lyrics, Lives of the Saints, London to Brighton, The Lost, Love Sick, Madeinusa, Princess, The Sacred Family, Sherrybaby, Shut Up and Shoot Me, Someone Else, Special, Sundays in August, The Uncertain Guest, Wrestling Ground, Wristcutters - A Love Story.

The Michael Powell Award Jury is John Hurt (Chair), Michael Caton-Jones, Lone Sherfig, Chrissie Hynde, and John Banville.

The Documentary Award Jury is Russell Edwards, Alisa Katz, and Jim Hickey (Chair).

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