Francisco Vargas Quemada's The Violin won the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival's SKYY Prize at the closing night awards ceremony on May 10.

The FIPRESCI Prize went to Jeanne Waltz' Parting Shot/Pas Douce, while the Chris Holter Humour in Film Award was presented to Pavel Giroud for The Silly Age.

In the Golden Gate Awards, Shahar Cohen and Halil Efrat's Souvenirs won best documentary feature, while Bay Area Documentary Feature honours went to The Key Of G by Robert Arnold.

Best documentary short was awarded to Sari's Mother by James Longley, the Bay Area documentary short award went to Outsider: The Life And Art Of Judith Scott by Betsy Bayha, and the narrative short prize was presented to The Tube With A Hat by Radu Jude.

Bay Area non-documentary short honours were awarded to Kerry Laitala's Muse Of Cinema; Jonas Odell's Never Like The First Time! won the animated category, and the New Visions award went to Dear Bill Gates by Sarah J Christman.

The Best Work for Kids and Families award went to celebrated animator Bill Plympton's The Fan And The Flower, while the Youth Work award went to Edward Elliott's Focus.

The festival ran from to Apr 26-May 10. Audience Award winners were undeclared at time of writing.