The animated film, by Marjane Satrapi and Philippe Paronnaud, also won the young jury's MovieSquad Award. The audience prize comes with Euros 7,500.
Runners-up for the audience prize were Estomago - A Gastronomic Story by Brazil's Marcos Jorge (which is being sold by new Paris-based sales outfit Elle Driver) and 2km2 - A Square View by Carel van Hees and Andre van der Hout, about Rotterdam's history.
The festival has announced its 2009 dates as Jan 21-Feb 1.
The 2008 festival had 355,000 visits, down slightly from 367,000 in 2007. CineMart welcomed 830 guests this year, compared to 842 last year.