Benoit Pilon's Canadian drama and closing night film The Necessities Of Life won the 12th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival best world feature prize at the weekend.

Karen Kingsbury's Like Dandelion Dust won best narrative feature and Andy Abrahams Wilson's Under Our Skin took corresponding documentary honours.

Ethan Peck was named best actor for Adopt A Sailor and Mira Sorvino claimed the actress prize for Like Dandelion Dust. Denis Villeneuve's Canadian entry Next Floor was named best short.

Like Dandelion Dust also won the audience award for best narrative feature while Speed And Angels by Peyton Wilson took the documentary prize.

Justin Ambrosino's The 8th Samurai won the Special Jury Prize Shorts Category and Mike Lee's The D.D. won the Special Jury Prize Local Short award.

'It's especially gratifying and exciting to see that the members of our juries selected a diverse group of films from film-makers and actors who are all at an early stage of their careers,' director of programming Cevin Cathell said.

This year's festival featured more than 75 films from 22 countries and presented Bruce Willis with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival ran from April 1-5.