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The documentary 65 Red Roses - a heartbreaking look at a young Vancouver woman's desperate battle with Cystic Fibrosis - has picked up three prizes at the Vancouver International Film Festival: Most Popular Canadian Documentary, Most Popular Canadian Film and the Women in Film & Television Vancouver Artistic Merit Award. The film was directed by Philip Lyall and Nimisha Mukerji.

Soundtrack For A Revolution - with images from and music accompanied the American civil rights movement - was named the festival's People's Choice Award winner on Friday night.

The Quebec sensation I Killed My Mother (J'ai tué ma mère) won the Best Canadian Feature Film award - adding to the film's many honours (including three prizes at Cannes and being named Canada's official entry for best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards). The prize is worth $20,000.

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Facing Ali - which traces Muhammad Ali's life and career through interviews with ten of his opponents - was given the Documentary Audience Award.

Montreal directors Jan Binsse and David Tougas won the Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film award for The Last Act (Le dernier acte)

And the VIFF Environmental Film Audience Award went to the U.S. film At the Edge of the World.

The 28th annual Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped up Friday night.

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