As the Birds Eye View Film Festival drew to a close on March 13, Aida Begic's Snow was awarded the festival's Best Feature prize. It tells the story of a Bosnian village populated only by the mothers, daughters, wives and sisters of their murdered Muslim men.
Jurors for the Best Feature prize section included Stephen Woolley, Larushka Ivan Zadeh, Pippa Cross and Catherine Johnson. The festival honours UK and international women film-makers.
Franny Armstrong's The Age Of Stupid won Best Documentary and Sam Taylor Wood's Love You More won Best Short. There were two winners in the Best International Short category, Jiang Xuan's August 15th and Debora Diniz's Solitario Anonimo.
Rachel Millward, director of Birds Eye View, said: 'The huge box-office success of the fifth Birds Eye View film festival has proved that there is a wide audience excited to see a greater diversity of films in cinemas. '
As part of the festival four comedy film titles were chosen to go into development under the scheme Last Laugh: Women Create Comedy. The titles are:
Cecily Soames, Touch My Fire
The scheme is a development initiative from Warp X and Birds Eye View, designed to bring female led comedy feature films to the big screen.- Julia Davis
Fag Mountain - Sally Phillips
Are You Ready' - Catherine Shepherd and Kate Hardie
Queen Of Comedy - Lucy Porter, Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling