Clement Virgo's boxing drama Poor Boy's Game won two major prizes as the 27th Atlantic Film Festival wrapped yesterday.

The Halifax-set picture was presented with the Best Atlantic Feature prize while Virgo and co-screenwriter Chaz Thorne won the Michael Weir Award for Best Original Screenplay. Thorne too was a double-winner. He bested Virgo in the Best Director category with his directorial debut, Just Buried, a black comedy about a murderous funeral parlour operator.

Bruce McDonald's The Tracey Fragments, which premiered at Berlin, won the Best Canadian Feature prize while lead Ellen Page, a Haligonian, took the Best Actress prize. Roy Dupuis, who starred as General Romeo Dallaire in Roger Spottiswoode's Shake Hands With The Devil, won the Best Actor prize. Bryan Friedman's The Bodybuilder And I, which premiered at Hot Docs, won the Best Canadian Documentary prize.

27th Atlantic Film Festival Winners

Atlantic Awards

Best Atlantic Short
Winner: La Voisine (The Neighbour) by Pamela Gallant

Best Atlantic Feature
Poor Boy's Game by Clement Virgo

Michael Weir Award for Best Original Screenplay
Chaz Thorne and Clement Virgo for Poor Boy's Game

Rex Tasker Documentary Award
Scouts Are Cancelled by John D. Scott

Ed Higginson Cinematography Award
Christopher Ball for Fido

Best Director
Chaz Thorne for Just Buried

CBC Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
Sam Grana

PowerPost Craft Awards

Best Art Direction
Bill Fleming for Poor Boy's Game

Best Editing
Justin Simms for Diamonds In A Bucket

Best Sound Design
Drew Campbell for Bad Day, Good Day, Bad Day

Best Original Score
Mike O'Neill for Eastern Shore

Canadian Awards

Best Canadian Short
Madame Tutli Putli Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski

Best Canadian Feature
The Tracey Fragments Bruce McDonald

Best Canadian Documentary
The Bodybuilder and I Bryan Friedman

Best Actor
Roy Dupuis Shake Hands With The Devil

Best Actress
Ellen Page The Tracey Fragments