Tom Quinn's The New Year Parade won the 14th Annual Slamdance Film Festival's Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature and Greg Kohs' Song Sung Blue took corresponding documentary honours at the weekend.

The Grand Jury Award For Best Animated Short went to Andrew McPhillips's Blood Will Tell, the Grand Jury Award For Best Experimental Short went to Michael Langan's Doxology and the Grand Jury Award For Best Narrative Short was awarded to Daniel Mulloy's Son.

The Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature was presented to Ryan Piotrowicz's The Project, while best documentary went to Song Sung Blue by Kohs and the Global Audience Award For Best Anarchy Film went to Rock Garden by Gloria Kim. The Spirit Of Slamdance Award went to Woman In Burka by Jonathan Lisecki.

In the Writer Awards, Anthony Meindl's The Wonder Girls took the Award For Best Feature Length Screenplay while Will Hartman won the Award For Best Short Screenplay with East Pickins.

The Award For Best Horror Competition Screenplay went to The Punished by Tony Mosher and the Creative Excellence Award For The Horror Screenplay Competition was presented to Damian Lahey and Ian Ogden for Child In The Dark.

Slamdance, Angel Baby Entertainment and Maverick Films will produce a feature film based on The Punished. Mosher will receive an upfront payment of $10,000 against 5% of the film's budget, plus net profits participation on the film and payments for any sequels. Production will begin in the coming months with the aim of programming the world premiere at Slamdance 2009.

The Kodak Vision Award For Best Cinematography went to Crooked Lake (aka Portage) cinematographers Sascha Drews and Ezra Krybus.

'Our stated goal of premiering new films by first-time writers and directors working within the creative confines of limited budgets remains intact, even as we dramatically grow each year, but it's all in support of our film-makers,' Slamdance president and co-founder Peter Baxter said. 'Shepherding bright new talent is the main reason for our existence, and we could not be happier that many of our film-maker's efforts are paying off.'