Dog Soldiers, the UK werewolf film which became a surprise talking point last Mifed (see review, left), has won the top prize at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film.

The international jury, presided over by actor Christopher Lee, presented the Golden Raven to the film at the event's closing ceremony this week. Directed by newcomer Neil Marshall and sold internationally by the UK's Victor Film Co, the film also received the audience prize, known as the Pegasus. Pathe Distribution picked up UK rights after Mifed.

The festival's 20th edition wrapped with John McTiernan's Rollerball. The ceremony was followed by the Vampire Ball, which lured 2,500 revellers into the Caves de Cureghem.

The jury also awarded Silver Ravens to Hideo Nakata's Dark Water and Fausto 5.0, for the performance of Eduard Fernandez. The event was attended by 63,000 visitors.