Australian writer-director Mark Lamprell's debut film My Mother Frank was voted best film by audiences at the 9th Brisbane International Film Festival (July 26-August 6).

Other favourite features at the event were Nabbie's Love (Japan) in second place followed by Under The Sun (Sweden), Better Than Sex (Australia), Gigantic (Germany), Titus (US), Innocence (Australia), Tumbleweeds (US), Monday (Japan) and Shower (China).

The festival recorded a 13% rise in attendance compared to last year. Overall nearly 30,000 people participated and 13 screenings were sold out including opening night film Walk The Talk from Australia and closing night film Ordinary Decent Criminal.

Beyond Films opens My Mother Frank in conjunction with UIP in Australia on August 17.