Saturday, 25 August 2007

EIFF: Film Awards

As the EIFF 2007 comes to a close the Feature Films Awards were announced earlier by Managing Director Ginnie Atkinson and Artistic director Hannah McGill. The big winner was Control, which scooped Best New British Feature and Best Performance by Sam Riley who portrayed Ian Curtis in the film. Montage favourite Billy the Kid took Best Documentary, with We Are Together proving popular with festival goers, taking the Audience Award.

Full list of winners below:

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

While only Sunday's Best of the Fest screenings remain, Montage writers will continue to provide the reviews on film that screened as well as a round-up report over the next few days!

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