Peruvian film Captain Pantoja And The Special Service (Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras), directed by Francisco Lombardi, was the clear winner at the 28th Film Festival of Gramado in Brazil, picking up awards for best film, director, actor and screenplay.

The film was also awarded best editor and won the critics' award and audience vote for best Latin film. Written by Giovana Polarolo and Henrique Moncloa from Mario Vargas Llosa's novel Pantaleon, the film is about a dutiful army captain who is given the task of supplying prostitutes to sex-starved soldiers serving in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. Brazilian distributor NN International is considering acquiring the film.

The best actress award was split between Daisy Granado for her performance in Cuba's Las Profecias De Amanda and Maria Zilda Bethlen for Brazilian title Eu Nao Conhecia Tururu.

Sergio Rezende's Almost Nothing (Quase Nada) was awarded best Brazilian film. This latest effort from Rezende, known for historical epics such as Maua and The Battle Of Canudos, is a low-budget three-part film focusing on rural characters.

Brazilian Cannes competition entry, Estorvo, picked up two awards for best photography and music.

Full list of winners (Brazilian and Latin features):

Best Latin Film:
Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras
Dir: Francisco Lombardi, Peru

Best Brazilian film:
Quase Nada
Dir: Sergio Rezende

Best director:
Francisco Lombardi, Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras

Best actress:
Daisy Granado, Las Profecias De Amanda
Dir: Pastor Veja, Cuba

Maria Zilda Bethlen, Eu Nao Conhecia Tururu
Dir: Florinda Bolkan, Brazil

Best actor:
Salvador del Solar, Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras

Best supporting actress:
Lidia Matos, Eu Nao Conhecia Tururu
Dir: Florinda Bolkan, Brazil

Best supporting actor:
Ulisses Dumont, El Mismo Amor La Misma Lluvia
Dir: Juan Jose Campanella, Argentina

Best screenplay:
Giovana Polarolo and Henrique Moncloa, Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras

Best editor:
Danielli Fillios, Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras

Best photography:
Marcelo Durst, Estorvo
Dir: Ruy Guerra, Brazil

Best music:
Egberto Gismonti, Estorvo
Dir: Ruy Guerra, Brazil

Best art direction:
Salvador Parra and Eugene Caballero, Santitos
Dir: Alejandro Springall, Mexico

Audience award - Latin film:
Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras

Critics' award:
Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras