Benito Zambrano's directorial debut Alone (Solas) was awarded both the Iris d'Or for best European film and Iris d'Argent for best actress (Ana Fernandez) at the 27th International Film Festival in Brussels.
The Spanish film was produced by Antonio Perez-Perez' Maestranza Films and shot entirely in Seville on a modest budget of $750,000. The prize includes euro80,000 worth of funds towards the film's promotion and distribution.
Meanwhile the UK's Human Traffic, directed by Justin Kerrigan, was awarded the special jury prize at Brussels. Best actor honours went to Germany's Götz George for Roland Suso Richter's After The Truth (Nichts Als Die Wahrheit). Gabriele Muccino's But Forever In My Mind (Come Te Nessuno Mai) from Italy won best screenplay and Janez Burger's Slovenian entry Idle Running (V Leru) was granted honorable mention.