Denis Rabaglia's Azzurro was named Best Feature Film at this year's Swiss Film Awards, held during the Solothurn Film Days (Jan 23-28), against competition from Markus Imboden's Komiker - which left empty-handed despite being nominated in three categories - Silvio Soldini's Bread And Tulips, Xavier Koller's Gripsholm and Clemens Klopfenstein's WerAngstWolf.

The Best Actor award went to Bruno Ganz for his role as the waiter Fernando in Bread And Tulips, while Best Actress honours went to Sabine Timoteo for her performance in Philip Groening's L'Amour, L'Argent, L'Amour which had won her a Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival last August.

Sabine Gisiger and Marcel Zwingli's study of a former Swiss terrorist now turned clairvoyant in Do It, which will be screened in the Forum at the forthcoming Berlin Film Festival, was named Best Documentary and Anna Luif's Summertime, Best Short.

The Swiss Film Award, now in its fourth year, was established in 1998 and is supported by the Federal Office for Culture, public broadcaster SRG SSR, the Solothurn Film Days, the Nyon Documentary Film Festival, the Locarno International Film Festival and the Swiss Film Center.