"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
GayleGriffiths, for her work as a producer on films including Song of Songs
The SatyajitRay Award(For best first feature)
PerryOgden for Pavee
TCM Short Film Award
Happyfor Jane Lloyd
MichaelGlawogger for Workingman'sDeath.