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EIFF 2007 award winners

EIFF.gifThe Edinburgh International Film Festival for 2007 is over, and the winners of all the awards have been announced.

It's been a hectic two weeks of trying to see far too many movies than can possibly be seen in that time while still managing to write them up, as of now I'm about ten behind! This was all at the same time as all the other press events, a pretty strict day schedule which didn't see evening press showings, and the public screenings with their Q&A's. In fact this year I didn't get to see any of the public screenings, something that meant I missed the surprise showing of The Kingdom.

If you want to read more about the films I've seen then have a look at the final tally of films or head over to the Filmstalker EIFF 2007 page or the Filmstalker Festivals page for more on the EIFF or other Festivals.

You can see the list of winners over the page with the film Control, about the life of Ian Curtis, taking two awards, and I'm so glad the audience award didn't go to a Hollywood film!

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

European Film Academy Short Film 2007 - Prix UIP
“Soft” by Simon Ellis

Short Scottish Documentary Award Supported by Baillie Gifford
“Breadmakers” - by Yasmin Fedda

McLaren Award for New British Animation in Partnership with BBC Film Network
“Over the Hill” by Peter Baynton

From the EIFF news announcement.





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