Andrea Pellizzer's Italian comedy Tre Lire, Primo Giorno and Michael Feifer's serial killer horror story Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas dominated the awards ceremony as the 9th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival came to a close over the weekend.

Tre Lire, Primo Giorno won the best in show Golden Palm Award and best foreign film, while Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas picked up three honours for best director, best actor for Antonio Sabato Jr and best actress for Caia Coley.

Michael Afendakis was named best producer for Delta Rising starring Morgan Freeman, while Cesar De Leon won best screenwriter for the drama Salud.

Traces took the best cinematography prize, Levi Taylor's Way Up North won best editing, and Jacqueline Smessaert Brennan's Botnik! took the best animation prize.

In the Audience Choice Awards Dean Barjramovic's Gangster Exchange was named best feature film, Ziad Hamzeh's Henry O! won best documentary, and John Nijhawan's Dan And The Van was named best short film.

Jurors announced three special awards, naming Justin Strawhand's War Against The Weak best feature, Shawn Thompson's Life After Death best documentary, and Taylor's Way Up North best short.

The Golden Palm Screenplay Competition Award went to Paul De Leonardo for Europia 2050 and cinematographer Haskell Wexler collected the 2nd Annual Living Legends Award.