Edinburgh International Film Festival 2006

The EIFF programme says: "Ten years on the Mirrorball programmers continue to deliver an incredible mix of pure creativity and innovation from the world of music and promos."

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Rock The Bells Rock The Bells
Rock The Bells and loudQUIETloud: A Film about the Pixies
Before The Music Dies (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Andrew Shapter; Writer: Joel Rasmussen, Andrew Shapter; Stars: Eric Clapton, Erykah Badu, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews)
Modern music is going to hell in a handbasket - or so this documentary would have us believe.
Diesel: For Successful Living (Year: 2006)
A chronology of the fashion brand's advertising.
East Of Havana (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Emilia Menocal, Jauretsi Saizabitoria; Writer: Emilia Menocal, Jauretsi Saizabitoria)
A documentary about poverty in Cuba.
loudQUIETloud: A Film about the Pixies (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Steve Cantor and Matthew Galkin; Stars: Charles Thomson (Frank Black), Kim Deal, David Lovering, Joey Santiago)
A documentary about The Pixies.
Mirrorball|Fresh Tracks (Year: 2006; Director: Various; Writer: Various; Stars: Various)
Apparently the best the promo industry has to offer. Looks like they're in trouble.
The Refugee All Stars The Refugee All Stars
The Refugee All Stars and Before The Music Dies
Mirrorball|Global Selection (Country: Various; Year: 2005; Director: Various; Writer: Various; Stars: Various)
A very fine selection of the best and most innovative of global music videos this year.
Mirrorball|Made In Japan (Country: Japan; Year: 2006; Director: various; Writer: various; Stars: various)
The coolest and craziest videos that the Japanese promo industry has to offer.
Mirrorball - Animation ()
Annual selection of animated pop videos.
The Refugee All Stars (Country: USA; Year: 2005; Director: Zach Niles, Banker White; Writer: Jim Bruce, Zach Niles, Banker White; Stars: Efuah Grace Ampomah, Abdul Rahim Kamara, Reuben Koroma, Francis John Langba), Official Site
A documentary about a band formed by refugees from the conflict in Sierra Leone.
Rock The Bells (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Casey Suchan, Denis Henry Hennelly)
A concert promoter tries to reunite the Wu-Tang Clan.
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