Veteran German documentarist Volker Koepp was awarded the 'Visions du Reel' Grand Prix for his latest film Sons (Söhne) at the festival in Nyon.

In addition, the International Jury, which included the Canadian actress Arsinee Khanjian and last year's Grand Prix winner Andres Veiel, gave the 'Prix SRG SSR idee suisse' to Claudio Pazienza's Scenes De Chasse Aux Sanglier.

The Audience Jury's award went to Stefan Schwietert's Echoes Of Home (Heimatklänge), the opening film at this year's edition of the Nyon festival, and a Special Mention for Argentine director Alejandro Fernandez Moujan's Pulqui, Un Instante En La Patria De La Felicidad.

The Interfilm Jury chose Bruno Ulmer's Welcome Europa for its award and presented a Special Templeton Prize to Frederick Wiseman's State Legislature.

Meanwhile, the jury at this week's Dortmund/Cologne International Women's Film Festival picked Andrea Arnold's Red Road for the Director's Award, explaining that they had been 'really impressed' by 'the way the director worked with her actors, male and female, that incredible sex scene, and the juxtaposition of a modern-life situation with more archaic feelings such as hate, revenge, desire, sorrow, forgiveness and peace.'

The Award for Cinematography was presented to Ute Freund for her camerawork on Rudolf Thome's You Said You Loved Me.