"The best festival ever," was Anthony Minghellas description of the 49th The Times London Film Festival, which closed last night withGeorge Clooney's Good Night, And GoodLuck.

Theevent broke all previous records, boasting 161 sold-out performancesin a festival of 180 feature films and 130 shorts.

Theend of festival awards went to:

The Sutherland Trophy (Best first feature)

KariPaljakka for For TheLiving And The Dead

FIPRESCI award (Critics award)

Ramin Bahrani for Man Push Cart

Alfred Dunhill UK Film Talent Award

GayleGriffiths, for her work as a producer on films including Song of Songs

The SatyajitRay Award(For best first feature)

PerryOgden for Pavee Lackeen

TCM Short Film Award

Happyfor Jane Lloyd

Times bfi London Film Festival Grierson Award

MichaelGlawogger for Workingman'sDeath.