Anthony Giacchino's anti-Vietnam War saga The Camden 28 achieved the unprecedented feat ofwinning both the 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival's documentary jury prize andaudience award at the closing ceremony on Apr 11.
Headingup the other jury prize winners was Pieter Kuijpers' Off Screen for best feature, while James Marsh's The King won Best American film, Goran Dukic's Wristcutters won best first film, and Ryan Fleck took home bestdirector honours for Half Nelson.
In the other audience awards, Marcos Carnevale's Elise &Fred won best featureand Neil Marshall's UK horror picture The Descent won the Danger After Dark prize.
The Archie Award, a juried award honouring the best debutfeature and named after the late film promoter Archie Perlmutter, went to AliSelim for Sweet Land.
Festival organisers declared a record 66,300 attendance during theevent, which ran from Mar 30-Apr 11.
Philadelphia Film Societytop brass are extending the festival by one week this year with a three-cityregional tour featuring 12 festival entries.