Laurie Collyer's Sherrybaby has taken the grandprize at the Karlovy Vary International FilmFestival.
At the festival's closing ceremonies July 8, the director received theCrystal Globe for Best Feature and $20,000 for her film about a recovering drugaddict who struggles to reconnect with her daughter after being released fromprison.
Collyer also accepted the BestActress award for Maggie Gyllenhaal, who was unableto attend the festival because she is pregnant.
Also on Saturday evening,the festival presented Crystal Globes for Outstanding Artistic Contribution toWorld Cinema to New Line CEO and founder Robert Shayeand Czech New Wave veteran Jan Nemec. An emotional Shaye recalled that Nemec's filmswere among the first New Line ever distributed.
Norwegian film-maker Joachim Trier received theBest Director award for his directorial debut Reprise, about two aspiring Norwegian novelists in their earlytwenties.
Best Actor went to Andrzej Hudziakfor his role as the Polish poet Miron Bialoszewski in Andrzej Barański's SeveralPeople, Little Time.
Beauty InTrouble, from director Jan Hrebejk, and ChristmasTree Upside Down, from directors IvanCherkelov and Vassil Zhivkor, shared the Special Jury Prize. VirginieWagon's This Girl Is Mine receivedSpecial Mention.
Among documentaries incompetition, Timo Novotny's Life in Loops (Megacities RMX) and JuanCarlos Rulfo's InThe Pit shared top honours in the over-30 minutes category, while Marko Skop's Other Worldswon in the under-30 minutes category.
The closing ceremoniesconcluded with the international premiere of Debbie Isitt'swedding mockumentary Confetti.
Crystal Globe for BestFeature Film: Sherrybaby(
Special Jury Prize: Christmas TreeUpside Down (Bulgaria-Germany, dirs. Ivan Cherkelov,Vasil Zivkov), Beauty In Trouble (
Best Director: Joachim Trier for Reprise(
Best Actress: Maggie Gyllenhaal for Sherrybaby (US)
Best Actor: Andrzej Hudziak for Several People, Little Time (
Special mention: This Girl Is Mine (
Best Documentary Under 30 Minutes:Views Of ARetired Night Porter (
Best Documentary Over 30 Minutes:Life in Loops (MegacitiesRMX) (
Documentary Special Mention:Other Worlds (
Grand Prize, East of theWest: Monkeys InWinter (Bulgaria-Germany, dir. Milena Andonova)
East of the West, Special Mentions:White Palms (
International Federation ofFilm Critics (Fipresci): Frozen City (
Don QuijoteAward: Reprise (
Ecumenical jury prize: Destiny (Argentina-Spain, dir. MiguelPereira)