'Skin,' 'Machan' win at Palm Beach Fest

Five-day festival picks 'The Legacy' as best doc

Anthony Fabian's "Skin," starring Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill and Alice Krige, and Uberto Pasolini's "Machan" tied for the best feature film award at the 14th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, which handed out its awards on Monday.

The five-day fest presented its award for best feature film director to Charles Martin Smith for "The Stone of Destiny."

Andres Faucher's "The Legacy" was named best documentary feature.

The award for best short film went to "Gone Fishing," directed by Chris Jones.

Audience choice awards were voted to David Lisle Johnson's "In My Pocket" as best feature and Dori Berinstein's "Gotta Dance" as best documentary.

The audience award for best short film resulted in another tie, going to Meredith Scott Lynn's "Parental Guidance" and Deb Hiett and Richard Kuhlman's "A Bit of Counseling."
The Voices of Local Films honors were awarded to "The Outlaw Emett Deemus & the Porno Queen" for both best film and audience favorite. Best director was awarded to Afgen Sheikh for "La Huerfana" (The Orphan).

Following the awards ceremony, the fest closed with the screening of Marc Webb's "(500) Days of Summer."