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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.
View Films by Strand:
- Black Box
- British Gala
- Directors' Showcase
- Late Night Romps
- Retrospective: Mitchell Liesen
- Retrospective: They Might Be Giants - Other Voices From The New American Cinema
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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.
A dysfunctional family's road trip to a beauty pageant.
A recently married youth attempting to overcome impotence goes out searching for sexual release.
A young man kills himself and awakens in a land where everything is "just a little bit worse".
A group of unemployed men who see no hope in their future decide to try to turn their fortunes around with a hold-up.
A young man struggles to do the right thing after falling in love with someone other than his girlfriend.
A close-knit Australian community is rocked when four men discover a murder victim’s corpse and do nothing about it.
Two prostitutes flee a murderous gang boss.
Oversexed teenagers and Satanic rituals in a remote farmhouse.
A killer gets out of jail and starts hacking up prostitutes with a chainsaw... all in God's name, of course.
Edinburgh International Film Festival Features
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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