Short film Dog Years directed by Sam Hearn andRichard Penfold, picked up two of the top prizes at this year's BriefEncounters, the UK's leading short film festival.

The short, made for just £50, won the ITV West Award aswell as the prestigious UK Film Council Audience Award.

Meanwhile, the International Jury Award was awarded to Undertage(Days Under) directed by Jiska Rosa Rickels from Holland. Herdocumentary film takes the viewer underground into the lives of coal miners - aworld where colours vanish, sounds distort and machines make music.

The DepicT! Award (sponsored by Aardman, films @59 andOrange), which challenges film-makers to make a film in under 90 seconds, wasshared by 6 Goats directed by Monika Dutton and Non-Fat by OliverManzi. The Orange DepicT! Audience Award was voted for by visitors to theDepicT! Website and the winning film was Snail directed by Lee Charlish.

The Momentum Best of British Award, offered to the filmjudged to be the best by the British jury, was awarded to animated film JoJo In the Stars directed by Marc Craste from Studio AKA.

The British jury (comprising film director, and pastBrief award winner, Andrea Arnold, feature film producer Nik Powell, and BBCdocumentary producer Peter Symes) also commended two other films InnocentPink and London Layers of Blue. The jury also 'specially commended' AeroplaneMan.

The BBC New Film-Makers Award (created by BBC Three andBBC Talent) was presented to John Giwa-Amu for his film, Barrie the Barber.Giwa-Amu was awarded the £5,000 prize money with two runners-up (Deva Palmier'sFishy, and Who Do you Love' by Jim McRoberts) who each received£2,500 apiece.

The NAHEMI/Kodak Prize for Creative Film-making wasawarded to Turn directed by Joseph White from London College of Communication.

NAHEMI/Cinematography Award was presented to Here atHome directed by Ionna Karavela and Stephen Nugent from Surrey Institute ofArt & Design.