The last Fribourg International Film Festival(FIFF) under the tutelage of artistic director Martial Knaebel ended with the presentation of the Grand Prix toBrazilian Chico Teixeira's feature debut Alice's House

The film was praised for its'intimacy, complexity, superb acting and precise point of view on auniversal story'. Teixeira's film also garnered the Youth Jury'sE-CHANGER Award.
Other prizes
Special Mention
Syndromes And A Century by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand/France/Austria)
Special Jury Award
Rome Rather Than You by Tariq Teguia (Algeria/France/Germany)
Special Jury Award (Special Mention)
How Is Your Fish Today' by Guo Xiaolu (UK/China)
Swiss Oikocredit Award
Love Conquers All by Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia)
Swiss Oikocredit Award (Special Mention)
9 Star Hotel by Ido Haar (Israel).
Ecumenical Jury Award
The DrownedMen by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd

The DrownedMen by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd

International Federation of Film Societies (IFFS) Jury's 'DonQuixote' Award
The DrownedMen by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd

Audience Award
The Otherby Ariel Rotter (Argentina)
Meanwhile, the festival announced that it had acquired three filmsfrom this year's programme: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's Daratt (Chad), whichwas FIFF 2007's opening film, Murali Nair's Unni (India/UK/France), andGarin Nugroho's Opera Jawa (Indonesia). Each will be releasedacross Switzerland under the 'Films du Sud' label by trigon-film.
Signing off as artistic director for the last time after 15 years,Martial Knaebel cast some light on the reasons for his departure fromthe festival, explaining that 'one would like at times to stretchbeyond merely selecting and presenting films, the works of others.

There are other ways to defend auteur films and African, Asianand South American cinema, which are to me an endless horizon on mycontinuing journey.'