Jim Sheridan's In America won best film at the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent, which focuses on the impact of music on film-making, while Im Sangsoo was named best director for A Good Lawyer's Wife.

Other prizes at the Fiapf recognised event, which wrapped on Saturday, included best music for composer Zygmunt Konieczny for his work on Jan Jakub Kolski's La Pornographie, and best script for Bent Hamer and Joergen Bergmark for Hamer's Kitchen Stories. Aisling Walsh's Song For A Raggy Boy received a special mention.

The jury comprised actress Jeanne Moreau, president, PR agent Denise Breton, directors Gaston Kabore and Ahmed Imamovic, and composers Stephen Warbeck and Daan Stuyven.

The festival awarded its Joseph Plateau Honorary Award to Tony Curtis.

The people's choice award went to Belgian thriller The Alzheimer Case, which opened at number two in the local charts last week. Erik Van Looy's film, which stars Jan Decleir, follows an elderly hitman suffering the first signs of Alzheimer's who realises he is being used in a political power struggle.