Siddiq Barmak's Afghan tragedy Osama and Iranian Jafar Panahi's Crimson Gold (Talaye Sorgh) shared the top Golden Spike award at the 48th annual edition of the Valladolid International Film Week (Oct 24-Nov 1).
Bent Hamer's Norway's foreign-language Oscar contender Kitchen Stories went home with the Silver Spike prize and best photography, while Sofia Coppola picked up best new director and the FIPRESCI prize for Lost In Translation.
Helen Buday won best actress for her role in Rolf de Heer's Alexandra's Project (Australia) and Jamie Sives won best actor for Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself (Den/UK).
Wolfgang Becker's popular Good Bye, Lenin! won a Special Jury Prize while Santi Amodeo's Astronautas won a Special Mention, the only prize in the feature competition for a Spanish film.
Spanish actor-turned-director Daniel Guzman won the Golden Spike in the short film competition for Wishes (Suenos).Other short film winners included three Australian titles: Michael Bates' The Projectionist won the Silver Spike, Adam Elliot's Harvie Krumpet picked up a Special Mention, and Peter Cornwell's Ward 13 won the FIPRESCI prize. France's Carine Tardieu won the Prix UIP Valladolid for Other People's Kisses (Les Baisers Des Autres).