The London Independent Film Festival wrapped its eighth edition with Phil Hawkins taking the top best film prize for Being Sold, a dark comedy about a man who sells himself at online auction.
This best film prize also includes £50,000 in post-production funding with LIFF sponsor Prime Focus London.
The film also won the best actor prize for Christopher Dane. Meanwhile the best actress award went to Chloë Annett for Leila.
Best Director went to Christianne van Wijk for 1800s-set The Scandalous Four, which also won the LGBT prize.
Also, Richard Harrison’s The Honey Killer won best Microbudget Feature. The £45,000-budgeted black comedy, shot in Spain and Portugal, is about a hedge fund manager having problems with his fiancée. That film will next screen at the Glastonbury festival.
Best No Budget Feature was Greg Hall’s SSDD, Best Action Film was Paul Tanter’s Jack Falls, and David M. Reynolds’ Zomblies was Best Sci-Fi/Horror (and won for best editing, too).
Best Documentary was Locked Out by Joan Sekler.
The 2011 festival jury was headed by actor Robert Carlyle and cinematographer Sean Bobbitt.
The 10-day LIFF screened more than 70 low-budget films.
Festival Director Erich Schultz said: “Another year of absolutely fantastic low-budget films from around the world. I’m certain we’ll be seeing many great things from these filmmakers in the very near future”