The 60th (!) Edinburgh International Film Festival had its closing gala on Sunday night, and both audience and jury* awards were distributed. The biggest name scoring a trophy was Clerks II (mistitled Clerks 11 by Screen Daily -- innocent typo or glimpse of a very dark future?), which thumped Little Miss Sunshine in winning almost 80% of votes cast by the public, and taking home the Standard Life Audience Award (presented by none other than Sean Connery!). Jury awards, meanwhile, went to: Brothers of the Head, which just beat out the no-budget thriller London to Brighton for Best New British Film; Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton) for Best New Director; The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief, cinematographer Jake Clennell's "portrait of an Osaka night club with a staff of the city¹s top male escorts," which was named Best Documentary.

*The jury, by the way, was headed by John Hurt, and included such luminaries of film and criticism as ... Chrissie Hynde. I just thought you should know.