Mark Strong stars for his Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy screenwriter Peter Straughan in the darkly comic slice of life.
Meanwhile Josh Tanner’s The Landing was named best foreign film, Eric Kissack’s The Gunfighter won best comedy and Andrej Gontcharov claimed best drama for Berlin Troika.
Ned McNeilage’s Showfolk won best documentary, Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story earned best animation, Roman Kaelin claimed best experimental honours for Wrapped and Bouha Kazmi took best music video for The Ramona Flowers ‘Tokyo’.
The screenplay competition prize went to Kevin Walsh for Grocery Day.
The festival ran from July 24-31 and presented 233 films from 17 countries. ScreenDaily US editor Jeremy Kay was among the jurors.