South Korea's The King And The Clown, directed by Lee Joon-ik, has taken topprizes at the Cape Town World Cinema Festival. The period satire won BestFilm and Best Screenplay for writers Choi Seok-hwan and Kim Tae-woong.

The best director prize wentto Mat Whitecross and Michael Winterbottom for The Road To Guantanamo; Best Actor wasjointly won by Bunny Chow's KagisoLediga and Isaka Sawadogo of Sounds OfSand, while Yailene Sierra was named Best Actress for her performance inCuba-set musical Habana Blues.

Bunny Chowdirector John Barker, meanwhile, won the award for Most Promising Film-maker.

This year's jurycomprised Charles Mensah from Gabon (president), Egypt's JihanEl-Tahri, Eriq Ebouaney from Cameroon, and South Africans David Kramer andMary Watson.
This marked the first year for the African Co-Production Forum (ACF) initiative, developed by the concurrent Sithengi Film andTelevision Market in association with the Hubert BalsFund and the Goteborg Film Fund, with the idea of finding Africanprojects to pitch at Rotterdam's Cinemart next year.

Two travel grant prizes to Rotterdam's Cinemart 2007 were awarded to writer/producer JideBello for his project My Brother's Sinand director Musekiwa Samuriwo for Cup Of Glory.