The Flanders InternationalFilm Festival closed its 33rd edition with its top award going to Ten Canoes by Rolf de Heer and PeterDjigirr.

The grand prize for bestfilm came with a $25,116 (Euros 20,000) award to help with distribution costsin Flanders and Brussels.

Producer Jan Harlan chairedthe jury, which also included director Ken Wardrop, critic Michel Ciment,musician Jan Leyers, composer Cyril Morin, and Mar del Plata festival chairman Miguel Pereira.

Other winners were TonyGatlif and Delphine Mantoulet for Transylvaniafor the best music prize, which comes with $12,558 (Euros 10,000) distributionsupport, as well as the screenplay prize (also with $12,558) to MichaelGlawogger and Barbara Albert fopr Slumming.

Finnish film-maker AkuLouhimies won the Robert Wise Award for Best Director for his Frozen City. That prize comes with a $6279 (Euros 5,000)distribution award.

The Prix UIP Ghent went toRenaud Callebaut for his short film Kwiz.The youth jury's prize went to Anders Morgenthaler's Princess, while the Belgian Short Film competition award went to Tanghi Argentini by Guido Thys withhonourable mentions to Xavier Diskeuve's Revolutionand Vania Leturcq's L. Best Flemishstudent short went to Nathalie Teirlinck's Anemoneand Roman Klochkov's Administratorswith an honourable mention to Matthias Lebeer's Brod Ludaka.

The festival closed Saturdaynight with a screening of Black Bookpresented by director Paul Verhoeven. This year's Ghent-based festival sawattendance rise by 6,000 to 110,000 moviegoers.