After last week'scontroversy, Belgrade's Auteur Film Festival has giveChinese feature Summer Palace its Freedom Award, the official jury prize.

The festival had cancelledthe film's opening-night screening due to pressure from the Chinese Embassy,but then decided to organise two other screenings of Lou Ye's controversial feature,which premiered in Cannes.

The Chinese governmentobjects to material in the film concerning the Tiananmen Square uprising.

"Although we have been crucifiedfrom most of the media and especially Minister of the Culture, we have maintainedour goal to present this film in Serbia," the festival said in a statement. "There has beenmany attemts to ban of the film, but after raising democratic dialogue we havesucced to do our task."