Hisham Zaman's Norwegian entry Bawke won the 2006 Palm Springs InternationalFestival of Short Films & Short Film Market (ShortFest)'s Best of FestivalAward on Aug 29.

In other jury awards, The Best Live Action Under 15 Minutes prizewent to Sophie Barthes' US festival favourite Happiness, while Jens Assur's Swedish picture TheLast Dog In Rwanda wonthe over-15 minutes category.

The Best Animation prize was awarded to Run Wrake's UK picture Rabbit, and Sam Green's Lot 63, Grave C from the US won the documentary award. AlexWeil's US short One Rat Short took the Future Filmmaker Award, and the Panavision Grand JuryAward went to Hubert Davis' Canadian entry Aruba.

The Audience Favorite Live Action Short was tied between Vince Marcello'sZombie Prom from theUS and Leonid Prudovsky's Israeli submission Dark Night.

The Audience Favorite Documentary Short went to Desiree Handall's Chicken from the US, and the correspondinganimation prize went to Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson's Canadian entry FirstFlight. For more detailsvisit the official website at www.psfilmfest.org.