Marian Quinn's 32A picked up the first feature award at last night's closing ceremony at the Galway Film Fleadh.

The Janey Pictures' coming of age story, an Irish/German co-production with Flying Moon Filmproduktion backed by the Irish Film Board and the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, looks at the consequences for a group of girls as they take tentative steps toward adulthood.

The runner up was On Broadway, directed by Dave McLaughlin, concerning a young man in Boston who is motivated by the death of his uncle to create a stage play about the family funeral.

An event which gives prominence to discovering new talent, the Fleadh also hosts the Stella Artois pitching award for writers with project treatments. The award, worth $6,892 (Euros 5,000), went to writer William Collins for his autobiographical project, My Brothers.

Other awards went to long and short form documentary and to short films and animation, including the following categories:

Best Feature Documentary
Tied between God Grew Tired of Us, directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn, and The Cats of Mirikitani directed by Linda Hattendorff.

Best Irish Short Documentary
The McDonagh Pictures directed and produced by Ian Palmer. The runner up was the Irish language Saol an Mhaor, directed and produced by Seán o Cualáin.

Best Irish Short
Teeth directed by John Kennedy and Ruairi O'Brien, and produced by Noreen Donohoe.

Best Irish Short Animation
The Red Ball, directed by Alan Holly and produced by Barry O'Donoghue