Amores Peros won the New Directors Award Amores Peros won the New Directors Award

Dancer In The Dark kicked off the 2000 festival, although the cast and filmmakers were noticeable by their absence at the premiere. Despite there being no sign of Bjork, there were other stars in evidence across the festival, including Robert Carlyle, singer Damon Albarn and Peter Mullan. The Festival wrapped with Wong Kar Wai's In The Mood For Love.

The New Directors Award was given to Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu for his multi-faceteed Amores Perros, while, on the home front, Paul Pawlikowski won the Best new British Feature prize for Last Resort. The Audience Award went to crowd-pleaser Billy Elliot, while Aiden Gillen won the Best British Newcomer plaudit for his role in The Low Down. Short films making a splash included A Good Man Is Hard To Find (directed by Martin Radich) and Jomeo & Ruliet (directed by Alnoor Dewshi) which shared the award for Best British Short. John Williams' Robots, The Animated Docu-Soap won the McLaren Award for new British animation.

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Audition
Audition
A widower becomes infatuated with a shy ex-ballet dancer and her mysterious past.
Letter From An Unknown Woman
Letter From An Unknown Woman
A woman falls for her neighbour and maintains her unrequited love down the years.
Simon Magus And The Nine Lives Of Thomas Katz
Simon Magus And The Nine Lives Of Thomas Katz
Two films by director Ben Hopkins.
Tell Me Something
Tell Me Something
Multiple murders appear connected to a mysterious girl.
Last Resort
Last Resort
A Russian and her son strive to cope with claiming political asylum in the UK.
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Krampack
Spanish teenage rites-of-passage summer holiday discovery of sexuality.
Shiri
Shiri
Excellent and enjoyable action flick with high body count - think Korean Nikita.
Gohatto
Gohatto
A period tale of Samarai warriors and their obsessions with honour, love and death.
A Time For Drunken Horses
A Time For Drunken Horses
A young Kurdish boy must support his family in Northern Iran.
Deep In The Woods
Deep In The Woods
Horror tale revolving round retellings of Little Red Riding Hood.
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