France's Valenciennes Action and Adventure Film Festival handed its top prize to Phillip Noyce's The Quiet American on Sunday night.

Noyce, who has been enjoying critical praise for his efforts on last year's Rabbit Proof Fence and The Quiet American, also took the best director statue for the film based on Graham Greene's novel.

City Without Limits from Spanish director Antonio Hernandez earned the audience award and Wild Bees from the Czech Republic's Bohdan Slama took the jury prize as well as Best Actress for Tatian Vilhelmova. Mr. In-Between's Andrew Howard won the Best Actor prize for his role in the British film directed by Paul Sarossy.

The Remy-Julienne award went to Vincet Perez for his role in the upcoming Fanfan La Tulipe. The film, a hotly awaited release from Luc Besson's Europa Corp, is directed by Taxi 2 and 3 director Gerard Krawczyk and co-stars Penelope Cruz.

A new award, the Robert-Enrico prize which is dedicated to encouraging new talent, went to actor Guillaume Canet for his directorial debut, Mon Idol.