The producers of last year's Berlinale competition film Distant Lights by Hans-Christian Schmid took home the top honour at this year's Bavarian Film Awards

The jury presented the Euros 200,000 Producers Award to Jakob Claussen, Thomas Woebke and Uli Putz of Claussen + Woebke Filmproduktion, acknowledging "the independent stand of the producers to take new paths after big mainstream successes like Anatomie or Crazy."

Distant Lights also picked up the Screenplay Award for director Schmid and his regular collaborator Michael Gutmann, while Soenke Wortmann's The Miracle Of Bern garnered two distinctions - in the Best Direction and Best Actress categories - for Wortmann and Johanna Gastdorf (in the role of the mother).

The complete list of prize-winners is as follows:

Producers Award - Jakob Claussen, Thomas Woebke and Uli Putz for Distant Lights (Lichter)
Direction - Soenke Wortmann (The Miracle Of Bern)
Actress - Johanna Wokalek (Hierankl)
Actor - Christian Ulmen (Berlin Blues [Herr Lehmann])
Supporting Actor - Johanna Gastdorf (The Miracle Of Bern)
Screenplay - Hans-Christian Schmid and Michael Gutmann (Distant Lights)
Documentary - Luigi Falorni and Byambasuren Davaa for The Story of The Weeping Camel
Production Design - Rolf Zehetbauer (Luther)
Cinematography - Franz Rath (Rosenstrasse)
Children's Film - Ulrich Limmer (Sams In Gefahr)
VGF Producer Award (with purse of Euros 60,000) - SamFilm (Ewa Karlstroem and Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton) for Die Wilden Kerle
Audience Award - Good Bye, Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker, voted for by readers of Treffpunkt Kino magazine, listeners to BR3 and viewers of Kino Kino
Honorary Award - Sir Peter Ustinov (Luther)