Writer-director MichaelMcGowan's Saint Ralph won thefeature film prize at the ninth annual Canadian Screenwriting Awards. The award was presented Monday night in Toronto. Thebittersweet coming-of-age story recently won the Grand Arc Award at the FestivalParis Ile-de-France.

One of the fewEnglish-Canadian films to land distribution abroad last year Samuel Goldwynpicked it up for the US while Revolver took the film for the UK SaintRalph stars Adam Butcher as a boywho believes only a miracle will save his ailing mother and decides winning theBoston Marathon is the answer. The film also features Campbell Scott, ShaunaMacDonald and Jennifer Tilly.

It was the last feature filmproduced by the production arm of Alliance Atlantis.