Danish director Christoffer Boe's Reconstruction won the top prize of Euros 5,000.at the 8th edition of the Sofia International Film Festival.
The five-member jury led by director Jerry Schatzberg, awarded a special mention to a production from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Srdjan Vuletic's Summer In The Golden Valley - which also won the FIPRESCI prize.
The Euros 6,000Jameson Award for the best Bulgarian short film was awarded to Svetla Tsotsorkova's Living With Sofia, which also won the Journalists' Guild Award.
The attending festival directors, film distributors, members of the local and international press awarded the Best Bulgarian Film Kodak Award to Mila From Mars, a virtually no-budget production from first-time director, Zornitsa Sophia.
Meanwhile, the second edition of the International Debut Film Festival "Spirit of Fire" in the Siberian town of Khanty-Mansiisk awarded top prize to last year's Russian local box office favourite Bimmer.
The second prize was awarded to an Italian production, Andrea Manni's The Running Man with the third prize going to Swedish director Jimmy Karlsson's A Breach In The Wall.