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EIFF - winners and video

OK, so Edinburgh was so good I've not yet managed to write it up and now I'm away again, so in the meantime here are some of the films made by Colin, Ian and the rest of the festival video team, published on the fest's YouTube channel, as well as the awards lowdown. (Personal faves were Ratatouille, We Are Together [which EMI is releasing on a not-for-profit basis - kudos due] and my new favourite film of the year, I'm A Cyborg and That's OK).

The winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Film, Control 


An impromptu Franz Ferdinand gig (mobile phone quality - not from the festival)

Paddy Considine on his new short with Peter Mullan 

The Winners:

Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, sponsored by the UK Film Council
“Control” – directed by Anton Corbijn
PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film
Sam Riley – “Control”
Standard Life Audience Award
“We Are Together”, directed by Paul Taylor
Sky Movies Best Documentary Award
“Billy the Kid,” directed by Jennifer Venditti
Special Jury Commendation to “The Monastery: Mr Vig and the Nun” directed by Pernille Rose Gronkjaer
Skillset New Directors Award
Lucia Puenzo - “XXY”
UK Film Council Kodak Award for Best British Short Film
“The One and Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island”, by James Griffiths
Special mention to – “Dog Altogether”, by Paddy Considine
European Film Academy Short Film 2007 - Prix UIP
“Soft” by Simon Ellis
Special mention to “Final Journey” by Lars Zimmermann and “Ottica Zero” by Maja Borg
Short Scottish Documentary Award Supported by Baillie Gifford
“Breadmakers”, by Yasmin Fedda
Special mention to “How to Save a Fish From Drowning”, by Kelly Neal
 McLaren Award for New British Animation in Partnership with BBC Film Network
“Over the Hill” by Peter Baynton

John Waters on This Filthy World

The opening night

And, finally, I'm a Cyborg and that's OK.