Features by Lone Scherfig and Gillies MacKinnon were among four UK productions which were awarded prizes at this year's Emden - Aurich - Norderney International Film Festival which focuses on new British cinema.

The Euros 10,000 Bernhard Wicki audience prize went to MacKinnon's Pure, while the 2nd Prize was taken by Scherfig's Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself and 3rd Prize by Donald Coutts' American Cousins.

Kim Longinotto's portrait of female circumcision: The Day I Will Never Forget - which picked up a prize at the Britspotting festival in Berlin - received the Euros 5,000 DGB Film Award.

Meanwhile, the Euros 5,000 Promotion Award for a first or second German feature went to Pepe Planitzer's Ein Schiff Wird Kommen, and the festival's audience voted Barbara Marheineke's e-mail express as the winner of the East Friesian Short Film Award with a purse of Euros 2,500.

The 2nd and 3rd prizes in the shorts competition went to Dutch filmmaker Christa Moesker's The Elepehant And The Snail and Christian Bach's Ein Oeffentliches Aergernis, respectively.