The Festival closed with a screening of How I Live Now attended by director Kevin MacDonald.

Andrew Mudge’s African set drama The Forgotten Kingdom took the Golden Punt Best Fiction Audience Award at the Cambridge Film Festival, which closed last night (September 29).

Clemente Bicocchi’s Black Africa, Whilte Marble picked up the Audience Award for Best Documentary, whilst Erik Schmitt & Stephan Müller’s Rhino Full Throttle was named Best Short Film by audiences.

The 33rd Cambridge Film Festival came to a close last night with a special preview screening of Kevin MacDonald’s How I Live Now, attended by the Oscar-winning director.

All 55 of the films receiving their UK premiere at the festival were eligible for the awards, which were voted for by the festival audiences.

The Young Critics Award winner was named as Abi Loosemore. The award was chosen from a panel of 18 critics aged 16-19, who each submitted a minimum of 3 reviews of 250 words.

150 features were screened over the 11 day festival. Highlights included the screening of Hawking, with a live Q&A with Professor Stephen Hawking broadcast to cinemas across the UK and Ireland, and appearances from Dummy Jim director Matt Hulse, and All The Light In The Sky and Me The Terrible directors Joe Swanberg and Josephine Decker.