Rodrigo Grande’s At The End Of The Tunnel claimed the Golden Space Needle Award for best film as the Seattle International Film Festival (Siff) came to a close on Sunday.
Argentinian filmmaker Grande (pictured) also won best director, while Peter Bratt’s Dolores won best documentary and David Jons (I, Daniel Blake) and Lene Cecilia Sparrok (Sami Blood) claimed the acting prizes.
The Winter (El Invierno) by Emiliano Torres won the Ibero-American competition grand jury prize, while Canada’s Chloé Robichaud won the New Directors Competition for Boundaries (Pays), and Sj Chiro’s Lane 1974 won the New American Cinema Competition.
Interim artistic director Beth Barrett said: “This year at Siff, we celebrated extraordinary cinema from 80 countries over a marathon 25 days bringing to our audiences more than 750 screenings and events and introducing them to over 350 filmmakers and industry guests.
“Executive director Sarah Wilke and I were thrilled to present