Wega-Film production Mein Morder (MyMurderer), the debut feature of Austrian former documentary director and journalistElisabeth Scharang received the Grand Prix-Golden Fipa in the Fiction section of the 19th Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) in Biarritz January24-29.

The five-memberjury headed by Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi and including among others hisSpanish colleague Jaime Camino and Canadian actress ArsineeKhanjian awarded the Silver Fipato the Mozambique production ( EbanoMultimedia) O Grande Bazar(The Great Bazar) directed by Licinio Azevedo. Chantal de Rudder and Evelyne Pisier were the recipients of the best screenplay award in the Frenchproduction (Pampaand Fugitive Productions Les Amants du Flore(Flora's Lovers) directed by Ilan Duran Cohen. Wendy Crewson received the bestactress nod for her part in the Canadian/Herman co-production (Galafilm,Tatfilm and Arte) HuntFor Justice directed by Charles Biname while Daniel Russo was named best actor in the French production (Les Productions Franco American, Sylicone) Le Doux Pays mon enfance (The Sweet Country of my Childhood) by Jacque Renard.

Eight different international juries, headed among others by Chilean director Patricio Guzmanand his Romanian counterpart and Venice Silver Lion recipientDan Pita presented awardsto the eight competition sections whichcomprised 240 plus films.

The Fipatel Film Market played hostto a great number of worldwide film and TV executives offering 1,000 titles foracquisition.

The event created and steered by former Cannes15aine des Realisateurs Chief, Pierre Henri Delleau honouredthis year with a special Euro-Fipa the French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrierewhose credits include films and plays written for andwith the likes of Luis Bunuel, Peter Brook and Pierre Etaix.