Sufyan Omeish and Abdallah Omeish's Occupation 101 won the Golden Palm Award for best film in all categories at the 7th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF), which wrapped at the weekend.

The documentary charts the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the US Administration's role and also won the best editing prize.

Molly Parker claimed the best actress prize for her role in Who Loves The Sun, while Steve McQueen's grandson Steven R McQueen took corresponding actor honours for Club Soda, which won the Audience Choice Award for best short.

Best Director went to R L Hooker for The Knife Grinder's Tale, and best producer was awarded to Michael Feifer for the horror film Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck, which also won Audience Choice Award for best feature.

Gor Kirakosian's Armenian feature Big Story In A Small City was named best foreign film, David Andrew Ward won the cinematography prize for the short Tug, Ray Griggs won the animation category for Lucifer, and Wil Ramos and Ian Clark took the screenplay prize for Waning Moon.

The Audience Choice Award for best documentary went to the daughter-father team of Clara Kuperberg and Robert Kuperberg for Dominick Dunne In Search Of Justice.

In the special jury awards, David Gow's Steel Toes won best feature, Edward Blackoff's Incest A Family Tragedy won best documentary, and Cameron Fay's Redemption Song took the best short prize.

The Golden Palm Screenplay Competition Award went to David Krae for Lucretia. First runner-up was Vikram Kumar for In Times Of War and second runner-up was Kitania Kavey for Shades Of Sin.

For the full list of winners and further information about the five-day event visit the official website at