Pan Nalin's Valley Of Flowers won the 5th Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles' grand jury prize for best feature as the event came to a close at the weekend.

Paromita Vohra's Q2P won the best documentary award, while Srinivas Sunderrajan's Tea Break took best short honours.

The Audience Choice Award went to John Jeffcoat's comedy Outsourced, and corresponding documentary honours were presented to Sharat Raju's Divided We Fall. Shyam Balse's Monsoon won the prize for best short film.

As previously announced, the festival hosted a tribute to artist Deepti Naval, showcasing three of her most celebrated roles in Kamla, Panchvati, and I Am Alive (Main Zinda Hoon).

As part of the fifth year celebrations, festival organisers added two new programmes, Bollywood By Night, which highlighted a selection of the most popular Bollywood Films of all time, and the IFFLA EcoVision, which aims to spread ecological awareness to coincide with Earth Day.

Official attendance figures were still being tabulated last night, however festival organisers declared a 20% increase in ticket sales.

'Over the past six days, we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from filmmakers, audiences, sponsors and press,' festival director Christina Marouda said.

'In fact, we have received many requests to take the festival to other parts of the country, which we are going to look into. IFFLA 2007 has been tremendously successful on every level.'

The festival ran from Apr 17-22. For more information visit the official website at