Asghar Farhadi's Iranian drama Fireworks Wednesday won the Gold Hugo for bestfilm at this year's Chicago International Film Festival.
The Silver Hugo Special Jury Prize went to Rachid Bouchareb'sAlgerian foreign-language Oscar submission Days Of Glory, and the Silver Hugo was awarded toGyorgy Palfi's Hungarian drama Taxidermia.
The Gold Hugo award for best documentary went to James Longley's IraqIn Fragments and theSilver Hugo was awarded to Arash's Austrian-Iranian title Exile Family Movie.
Special Jury Prizes went to Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's TheTrials Of Darryl Hunt,and Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's Dixie Chicks: Shut Up And Sing.
The Silver Hugo for best acting ensemble went to Darya Moroz,Victoria Isakova and Anna Ukolova for their portrayals of Moscow prostitutes inYuri Moroz's Russian drama The Spot.
Jurgen Vogel won the Silver Hugo Award for best actor for hisportrayal of a recently released convicted rapist trying to lead a normal lifein The Free Will.
The 2006 FIPRESCI Prize in the New Directors Competition went toJulia Loktev for US title Day Night, Day Night.
Malik Bader's Street Thief won the Chicago Award, given to a Chicago or Illinoisfilmmaker with the best feature, short film or documentary.
The 43rd ChicagoInternational Film Festival ran from Oct 4-18, 2007.