Alfonso Cuaron's Y Tu Mama Tambien from Mexico picked up top honours, the Aurora award, at this year's Tromso International Film Festival (January 15 - 20).
The winner of the prize is guaranteed theatrical release in Norway. The Euros 9500 award, founded by the Norwegian Film Institute, goes to the Norwegian distributor who picks up the film.
The jury's second prize, which covers Euros 3100 of the local theatrical distribution costs, went to Wang Chao's film The Orphan Of Anyang from China. Honorary mentions were given to Jarmo Lampela's The River (Joki) from Finland and Tom Tykwer's The Princess And The Warrior from Germany, which also picked up the Audience Award.
International film critics association FIPRESCI's main award went to Dover Kosashvili's French/Israeli co-production Late Marriage, although a special mention was given to Oyvind Sandberg's documentary Coastal Life from Norway.
The Don Quijote Award, given by the International Union of Film Clubs, went to Sergei Bodrov jr's Sisters (Sestry) from Russia. The jury also gave a special mention to Coastal Life.