Semih Kaplanoglu’s Bal won the best narrative feature prize and Bent Hamer’s Home For Christmas took the audience award at the 13th RiverRun International Film Festival.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul won the Peter Brunette Award for best director for his work on Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
The best documentary feature jury award was presented to Janus Metz for Armadillo and the audience prize went to Kinshasa Symphony by Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer.
Mathieu Amalric was named best actor for On Tour and Djeneba Kone won actress honours for A Screaming Man, while the supporting actors of Crab Trap received a special jury prize for best ensemble cast.
“We are extremely proud of the shorts and features we presented this year,” RiverRun executive director Andrew Rodgers said. “Audiences responded very enthusiastically to our selections, supporting our belief that we’d put together our best line-up of films yet.”
The 2011 festival ran in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from Apr 8‐-17 and featured 121 films from 32 countries. For full details of winners visit the official website.