Lulu Wang’s family drama The Farewell picked up the audience favourite award at Sundance London on Sunday, June 2.
The film had its European premiere at the event, and was one of 12 features which launched at Sundance Film Festival in January to transfer to the London offshoot.
It centres on Billi, a Chinese-American woman who returns to China when her grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis, about which her family keeps her in the dark.
Awkwafina leads the cast, which also includes Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, and Jiang Yongbo.
Other screenings included Sophie Hyde’s Animals featuring Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger as two hard-partying best friends; and Shola Amoo’s sophomore feature The Last Tree, about a British-Nigerian boy’s search for his identity.