'Edge of Heaven' wins RiverRun prize

Fatih Akin also wins best screenplay award

Director Fatih Akin's "The Edge of Heaven" was selected as the best narrative feature at the 10th annual RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The jury also awarded a best actress nod to "Heaven's" Hanna Schygulla and gave Akin the award for best screenplay, an award he also won for the film at 2007's Festival de Cannes.

The BB&T Audience Award for best narrative went to Gareth Lewis' "The Baker." Best actor was Razvan Vasilescu for "California Dreamin'." The cinematography prize went to "California Dreamin's" Cristian Nemescu, who also received a posthumous special jury prize for directing.

"Up the Yangtze" by Yung Chang won best documentary feature. The film's Shi Ging Wang won best cinematography. The audience award for documentary feature went to Helen Hood Scheer's "JUMP!" A special jury prize for best editing was given to Joelle Alexis for "The Champagne Spy."

"Intimacy," directed by Asley Sabin and David Redmon, won the Human Rights Award.

"Milan" won best narrative short and "Board Control" was selected best documentary short. "I Met the Walrus" received the best animated short prize.
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