Argentine director Juan Villegas'(pictured) Saturday (Sabado) won the Euros 12,000 'J'aime le cinema' Best First Feature Film Award which was donated by French designer Agnes B. at this year's Sarajevo Film Festival (16-24 August).

In addition, one of the festival's opening films, 10 Minutes by local director Ahmed Imamovic, received the UIP Award for Best European Short Film and will now go forward as the first film from Bosnia and Herzegovina to compete in the European Film Awards to be held this year in Rome in December.

While Pedro Almodovar's Talk To Her proved to be the open air favourite, it was pipped at the post for this year's Audience Award which went to the animated feature Lilo & Stitch.

Festival organisers reported that more than 75,000 cinemagoers attended this year's event, with the Children's Programme of new releases such as Stuart Little 2 and Monsters Inc. and classics like The Jungle Book attracting some 37,000 youngsters from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.