Organisers at the 41stChicago International Film Festival announced jury prize winners yesterday,headed up by the Gold Hugo award in the International Film Competition section forKrzysztof Krauze's Polish drama My Nikifor (Moj Nikifor).
Cristi Puiu's Romanian entryThe Death Of Mr Lazarescu (Moartea Domnului Lazarescu) took the Silver Hugo special jury prize, while InkaFriedrich and Nadja Uhl shared the Silver Hugo Award for Summer In Berlin (Sommer Vorm Balkon), and Roman Gancarczyk won the corresponding bestactor award for My Nikifor.
The Gold Hugo for BestDocumentary Feature went to Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's US title The BoysOf Baraka, which also won theAquafina Pure Vision Award.
The Silver Hugo was awardedto Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani's US-German entry The Devil's Miner.
In other awards. the 2005FIPRESCI Prize went to Emmanuel Carrere's The Mustache (La Moustache), the Gold Hugo for Best Short Film went to CeliaGalan Julve's UK entry One Minute Past Midnight, best animated film went to Van Sowerwine'sAustralian title Clara, and JoshHyde's US film Chicle won beststudent film.
Alice Winocour's Frenchentry Kitchen and Keith Bearden'sThe Raftman's Razor from the USwon Gold Plaques for Narrative Short Films, while Marco Besas' Spanish entry TheLegend Of The Scarecrow won a GoldPlaque for Animated Short Film.
Spike Lee's JesusChildren of America and JustinHayward's Divorce Lemonade eachtook Silver Plaques for Narrative Short Films. Manoel de Oliveira was presentedwith the Gold Hugo Award - Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Chicago Award for localfilmmakers went to Ron Fleischer's animated short Lemmings, and the Terra Nova Silver Images Generations Awardwent to Stephen Frears' UK title Mrs Henderson Presents and Adan Aliaga's Spanish title My Grandmother'sHouse (La Casa De Mi Abuela).
The festival runs until Oct20.