Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen went home Saturday night with the top Golden Spike award from Spain's 47th annual Valladolid International Film Week.

The film also won best photography for Barry Ackroyd. Loach was unable to attend the festival for health reasons. Paul Laverty, who won a best script prize for Sixteen at Cannes, came in his place.

Zhang Yimou's Happy Times (Xingfu Shiguang) won the Silver Spike award. Rolf de Heer won a special jury prize for Australian production The Tracker.

Perhaps the biggest surprise winner of the night was Argentinean-Spanish-Uruguayan co-production The Last Train (El Ultimo Tren), which snapped up best new director for Diego Arsuaga and a shared best actor prize for leads Hector Alterio, Federico Luppi and Jose Soriano.

The best actress prize was shared by Spain's Adriana Ozores for Nobody's Life (La Vida De Nadie) and China's Dong Jie for Happy Times.

The FIPRESCI jury awarded its International Critic's Prize to Happy Times and a special mention to Philippe Orreindy's short film I'll Wait For The Next One (J'Attendrai Le Suivant).