Steve Jacobs' Disgrace has picked up the $200,000 Black Pearl prize for best narrative film at the Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) in Abu Dhabi.
The adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's award-winning novel offers a disturbing insight into the soul of modern South Africa. Click here for review.
The $150,000 best documentary went to Gonzalo Arijon's Stranded, in which survivors of the 1972 Andes plane crash tell their harrowing story.
The $125,000 special jury prize went to Elisabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love.
The prizes were awarded at Emirates Palace at the closing of the second MEIFF, organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.
The awards were the culmination of 10 days which featured 152 movies and 186 screenings shown in five Abu Dhabi venues.
A total of 76 feature films and 34 short films from over 35 countries competed for the MEIFF Black Pearl Awards.
The festival's closing night ceremony was directed and choreographed by Otis Sallid while the closing film was Ridley Scott's Body of Lies. Click here for review.
The Black Pearl for Best Actress - $75,000
Ilham Shaheen (Fawzia: A Special Blend)
The Black Pearl for Best Actor - $75,000
Luca Zingaretti (Wild Blood)
The Black Pearl for Best Artistic Contribution - $75,000
Rashid Masharawi, Screenwriter of Laila's Birthday
The Black Pearl Audience Choice AwardSaving Luna (Suzanne Chisholm & Michael Parfit)
The Black Pearl for Best Narrative - Short Film- $75,000
The View (Hazim Bitar & Rifqi Assaf)
The Black Pearl for Best Documentary - Short Film- $75,000
Breadmakers (Y asmin Fedda)
The Black Pearl for Best Animation- Shot Film- $75,000
Jacinta (Karla Casteneda)
Best Advertisement - Cultural Category - $25,000
Anti Slavery (Eric Lynne)
Best Advertisement - Consumer Category - $25,000
Battle (Traktor. Partizan Films - Midi Minuit)
Best Advertisement - Artistic Contribution - $25,000
Great Pretender (Patrick Bergh. Partizan Films - Midi Minuit)
The Black Pearl for Best Narrative - Student Films - $25,000
Illusion (Burhan Qurbani)
The Black Pearl for Best Emerging Filmmaker - Student Films- $25,000
Lullaby (Serena Abi Aad)
The Black Pearl for Best Animation - Student Films - $25,000
Adherent (Julian Nazario Vargas)