'Crocodiles' nabs Sprockets Award

'Auction' also honored at Toronto International Film Festival

TORONTO -- German director Christian Ditter's "The Crocodiles" continued its winning ways on the international festival circuit by picking up the audience award for best feature at the Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival.

The comedy about a boy in a wheelchair who tries to fit in with a cool gang called the Suburban Crocodiles has already picked up awards at festivals in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Moscow and Antwerp.

Ditter's "The Crocodiles" also last week picked up the Lola for best kids film at the 60th German Film Awards (HR, April 23).

Sprockets, which wrapped on Friday, also gave the audience award for best short film to "The Auction," by Canadian director Gloria U.Y. Kim.