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Notching up its 55th year in 2001, star appearances at the festival included Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane and Brian Cox. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet - whose film Amelie, was the opening night film - was also in attendance. Jeunet's fantastical and offbeat French romance starring Audrey Tautou also went on to win the Audience Award.

Director Kenny Glennan, won the Michael Powell Award For Best New British Feature for his tale about a mystery virus breaking out in a Glasgow tower block, Gas Attack. The Guardian New Directors Award was shared by Michael Cuesta for Brian Cox starrer L.I.E. and Zacharias Kunuk, for his helmsmenship on the world's first-ever Inuit feature film Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner. Short films achieving recognition, included Suzie Templeton's Dog, which snagged the McLaren Award For New British Animation, Crow Stone by Alicia Duffy and About A Girl by Brian Percival, meanwhile shared the Best Short Film Award glory.

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Stylish German Se7en style thriller.
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Absorbing documentary about the birth of modern skateboarding, told by those who were there.
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EIFF 2001: Day 15
Lizzie's Last Stand
EIFF 2001: Day 14
The Final Reel
EIFF 2001: Day 13
Gimme freebies.
EIFF 2001: Day 12
Big Sean (Penn, that is) creates waves.
EIFF 2001: Day 11
Celebration of American film and FilmFour labs head on cybercinema.
EIFF 2001: Day 10
It's quiet on the fest while the screenwriters workshop.
EIFF 2001: Day 9
Glasgow City Council draws back from banning festival film about asylum seekers.
EIFF 2001: Day 8
Anna Chancellor in town for UK Premiere of Crush.
EIFF 2001: Day 7
Kate Winslett, Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows launch Enigma.
EIFF 2001: Day 6
Terry Zwigoff opens Ghost World.
EIFF 2001: Day 5
Tilda Swinton at The Deep End premiere.
EIFF 2001: Day 4
Surprise Movie disappoints
EIFF 2001: Day 3
Full Monty man is back, and at the Lucky Break party.
EIFF 2001: Day 2
Quelle pluie! Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Reel Life.
EIFF 2001: Day 1
Amelie opens the film festival

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