Karim Ainouz's Madame Sata scooped three of the top awards at the 28th Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival,
The 1930-set biopic of a Rio streetfighter and drag artist won best film, best actor for Lazaro Ramos and best cinematography for Walter Carvalho.
Madame Sata was produced by Walter Salles' VideoFilmes and France's Wild Bunch, which also produced Brazil's Oscar hopeful: City Of God
Other awards at the festival of Latin American cinema focused on A Hidden Life (Uma Vida En Segredo), which got best director for Suzana Amaral, best actress for Sabrina Greve, as well as the special jury prize.
Diego Lerman's Suddenly (Tan De Repente) won for best script and best first film.