The Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival came to a close at the weekend following a programme of 100 films from 42 countries.

The Silverdocs Sterling Award for a feature film was awarded to Weijun Chen's Please Vote For Me. The director receives $10,000 cash and $10,000 in-kind services from Video Labs and $5,000 in film stock from Kodak. An honorable mention went to Eva Mulvad's Enemies Of Happiness.

The Silverdocs Sterling Award for a Short Film went to Sam Green's Lot 63, Grave. Green receives a $5,000 cash prize. Special mention went to I Want To Be A Pilot by Diego Quemada-Diez.

The Silverdocs Music Documentary Award went to Raul De La Fuente's Nomadak TX, while the Silverdocs Cinematic Vision Award for a feature film was awarded to AJ Schnack's Kurt Cobain About A Son and earns the film-maker a $2,500 cash prize.

The Silverdocs Cinematic Vision Award for a short film was presented to Erland Mo for My Eyes. Mo receives $2,500 in cash.

The Silverdocs Witness Award in honour of Joey R B Lozano was given to Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's The Devil Came On Horseback. The film-makers receive a $5,000 cash prize. An honorable mention went to Bill Haney's The Price Of Sugar.

The Silverdocs/American Film Market Award for a film that shows exceptional market promise went to Doug Pray's Big Rig, while the award winner for the Animal Content in Entertainment (ACE) Grant was Rachel Buchanan and Dan Berier's The Concrete Jungle. The film-makers received a $10,000 grant.

In the Audience Awards, best feature went to Shahar Cohen and Halil Efrat's Souvenirs, while best short went to Yoni Brook's A Sacrifice.

The Beyond Belief Award went to Michael Jacobs' documentary Audience Of One, about a Pentecostal minister who becomes an egomaniac on the set of his feature directorial debut.

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