Andrzej Wajda's Polish wartime drama Katyn won the best narrative feature in the Starz People's Choice Awards as the 31st Starz Denver Film Festival came to a close last week.

Daniel Junge's They Killed Sister Dorothy was named best documentary and Nicky Phelan's Granny O'Grimms Sleeping Beauty won the best short film prize.

The Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for best feature film went to Christophe van Rompaey's Belgian romantic comedy Moscow, Belgium. The jury comprised Indiepix Studios chief Ryan Harrington, Cleveland International Film Festival artistic director William Guentzler and Screen International's US editor Mike Goodridge.

The festival's Maysles Brothers Award for best documentary went to Ferenc Moldovanyi's Another Planet. The jurors were Los Angeles Film Festival senior programmer Doug Jones, SILVERDOCS director of programming Sky Sitney and film-maker Michael Jacobs.

The Fox 31 Emerging Filmmaker Award went to Nina Paley for Sita Sings The Blues, her feminist spoof of the epic Hindu poem the Ramayana. The winner of the Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award was Robert Cosnahan for Multiple Choice. Special recognition went to Rashaad Ernesto Green's Premature.

The festival ran from November 13-23 and drew 41,024 attendees. All in all 218 films from 29 countries screened, including 47 documentaries, 112 features and 106 shorts.