And the winners are......
The award ceremony for the 2016 Manchester Film Festival took place on Sunday night, at the Odeon Printworks following 4 days of amazing film premieres across the city.
The full list of winners are below.
Best Student Film - Mast Qalandar
Best Music Video - Leo Stannard '19'
Best Experimental Film - O - A film shot through a water lens.
The MMBF Rising Star Award - Divij Roopchand
Best Animation - Hey Deer
Best Documentary Short - A Conscious Dream
Best UK Short - Break
Best International Short - Debris
Best Music/Score - Vince Giordano - There's a Future in the Past
Best Edit - Audition
Best Cinematography - Kidnap Capital
Best Production - Despite the Falling Snow
Best Screenplay - Psychoanalysis
Best Actress - Anna Hagglin (There Should be Rules)
Best Actor - Salim Kechiouche (Thugocracy)
Best Documentary Feature - Art Bastard
Staff Pick - West of Redemption
Audience Award - Dennis Viollet - A United Man
Best UK Film - Made in Taiwan
Best International Film - Psychoanalysis
Best Director - FG KO (Thugocracy)
Best Feature - Thugocracy
Film of the Festival - Thugocracy
There were also special mentions for Sleeping Dogs for Student Film, All Rise for documentary feature, Lunar Orbit for Edit, Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang for Director, Claire van der Boom (Broke) for Actress, Penn Badgley (The Paper Store) for Actor, Sing for your supper for Screenplay and Rumble and Fire for UK Short film.