'Loved' wins Vancouver audience award

Festival wrapped Oct. 10

VANCOUVER -- French director Philippe Claudel's Kristin Scott Thomas-starring drama "I’ve Loved You So Long" ((Il y a longtemps que je t'aime) earned the audience award at the 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival, which wrapped Oct 10.

Other festival winners include the juried non-fiction feature award going to the Mexican documentary "Born Without," a portrait of the severely handicapped actor Jose Flores, from the late director Eva Norvind.
And U.S. filmmaker Sascha Paladino's "Throw Down Your Heart", a portrait of the American banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, grabbed the inaugural documentary audience award, while "Control Alt Delete," Canadian director Cameron Labine's quirky debut feature about man-computer love, took home the international film guide inspiration award.

Domestic award winners included Carl Bessai's "Mothers & Daughters" taking home the most popular Canadian film award, while Velcrow Ripper's "Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action" nabbed the most popular Canadian documentary trophy.