Writer-director Smita Bhide's feature debut The Blue Tower has been named top UK feature at indie festival Raindance.

The Southall-set film stars Abhin Galeya, Alice O'Connell, Indira Joshi in an intriguing cross-cultural thriller.

Marcos Jorge's Estomago Rio award-winning melange of food, sex and power took the top international prize.

The prizes were handed out as the 16th Raindance Film Festival drew to a close with Mark Tonderai's directorial debut, Warp X horror film Hush.

The festival boasted a successful year with attendance up by nearly 40%.

Among the stars flocking to the independent film festival, including Faye Dunaway, the Arctic Monkeys, Martin Freeman, Adam Yauch, Bill Nighy, Sir George Martin and Giles Martin, Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron, Corey Feldman and Les Claypool.

Best UK Feature: The Blue Tower

Best UK Short (sponsored by Delta Airlines): Red Sands

Best International Feature: Estomago

Best International Short: A Juicy Turkey

Best Debut Feature: Production Office

Best Documentary: Indestructible

Film of the Festival (short): Red Sands