NishikantKamat's Dombivli-Fast won the grandjury prize for best feature and Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal's BombayCalling took corresponding documentaryhonours as the 4th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles closed at the weekend.
PrakashKovelamudi's Belly Full Of Dreams wonthe audience award for best feature and Ali Kazimi's Runaway Grooms won the award for best documentary.
UmeshVinayak Kulkarni's Grinding Machine wonthe jury prize for best short, while Avie Luthra's Lucky won the audience award for best short.
Officialattendance figures are still being tabulated, however jubilant festivalorganisers have declared a 25% increase in box office receipts over theprevious year.
Theevent kicked off on Apr 19 with the Los Angeles premiere of Deepa Mehta's Water, one of 32 features that screened from 13 countries.
ComposerRavi Shankar received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Indian actorNaseeruddin Shah was honoured with the premiere of his latest film, Parzania.
"Overthe past five days, we have shared Indian stories, Indian cultures and Indiancustoms with the Hollywood community and Los Angeles cinemagoers and given thema taste of the latest fare from Indian Independent filmmakers and Bollywoodhave to offer," festival director Christina Marouda said.