Philippe Falardeau's Congorama was the big winner at Quebec's 9th annual Jutra Awards on Sunday night. The Canada-Belgium co-production, which premiered in the Cannes Directors Fortnight in 2006, won five prizes out of six nominations, beating out Bon Cop, Bad Cop and Un Dimanche A Kigali, both of which had 12 nominations.

It was a triumphant evening for Falardeau and his producers and cast. On top of Best Picture for Luc Dery of micro_scope Productions and Kim McCraw of Tarantula, Falardeau won Best Director and Best Screenplay while his lead actors Paul Ahmarani and Olivier Gourmet shared the Best Actor prize and Gabriel Arcand won Best Supporting Actor.

At last week's Genie Awards, Falardeau won the Best Screenplay while A Sunday In Kigali's director Robert Favreau and novelist Gil Coutremanche won for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Bon Cop, Bad Cop, which won the Genie for Best Picture, was all but shunned by Jutra voters. It won Best Editing for Jean-Francois Bergeron and the token prize as the highest-grossing film in Quebec (as it did at the Genies as the top-grossing film in Canada).

A Sunday In Kigali fared better but its six prizes were in the secondary categories, including Best Cinematography. It was the third Jutra in a row for DP Pierre Mignot; he won in 2006 for C.R.A.Z.Y. and in 2005 for Le Papillon Bleu (The Blue Butterfly).

Best Actress honours went to Celine Bonnier for Delivrez-Moi while Fanny Mallette won the Best Supporting Actress prize for Cheech.

C.R.A.Z.Y., which swept the Jutras last year, was also recognised this year as the Quebecois production with the most international exposure.