AlejandroAmenabar's true life drama The Sea Inside won the audience award for best narrative feature at the16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, while Yaron Zilberman'schronicle of the Jewish Sports Club in Watermarks took corresponding documentary honours.

Danielle Arbid'scoming-of-age story In the Battlefields won the New Voices/New Visions Award and first-timedirector Jesse Acevedo's drama Everything Blue took the John Schlesinger Award.

The festival ran from Jan6-17, 2005 and screened 194 films from 65 countries, including 80 premieres and44 of the 50 Academy Award foreign language submissions.