'Forget Me Not' gets LIFF Grand Prize
'Heart of No Place,' 'Breathe' and 'Ana Begins' also honored
LONDON -- Producer Rebecca Long scooped the Grand Prize at the London Independent Film Festival for her debut movie "Forget Me Not," which closed out the event Sunday.
Long secures a £50,000 ($77,000) post-production deal with LIFF backer Prime Focus.
Arthouse director Rika Ohara secured LIFF's award for best international feature with "The Heart of No Place," a modern-art reinterpretation of Yoko Ono's life and work.
And U.K. director Nicholas Winter took the festival's award for best director for "Breathe." Cosima Shaw took home the award for best actor/actress for her starring role in "Ana Begins," a story of a young widow's passage from grief to rebirth.
Run by film producer Erich Schultz, the LIFF aims to provide a platform for budget and no-budget films in the U.K.
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