Australia’s The Sapphires directed by Wayne Blair was named best narrative feature today as the 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival winds down. The movie that also screened in Cannes last year is based on the real-life story of an all-female Aboriginal singing group that transitioned from folk to soul with unanticipated success in the 1960s. Best documentary feature was Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, directed by Ramona Diaz. It’s about the rock band Journey’s search for a replacement lead singer after Steve Perry quit. The fest which began January 3 and officially concludes tomorrow screened 182 films from 68 countries, including 42 of the 71 foreign language entries for this year’s Academy Awards. A complete list of winners follows: 

Best Narrative Feature – The Sapphires (Australia)

Best Documentary Feature – Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (USA)

FIPRESCI (Critics Week) Prize for Best Foreign Language Film – Fill the Void (Israel)

FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film – Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano and Giovanni Arcuri from Caesar Must Die (Italy)

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film – Emilie Dequenne from Our Children (Belgium)

New Voices/New Visions Award – The Cleaner (Peru) – Winner; 7 Boxes (Paraguay) – Honorable Mention

Cine Latino Award – Blancanieves (Spain) – Winner, Sadourni’s Butterflies (Argentina) – Honorable Mention

The John Schlesinger Award – Stolen Seas (Somalia/Kenya/UK/Italy) – Winner; Far Out Isn’t Fair Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (USA) – Honorable Mention

Bridging the Borders Award – Jump (Ireland/UK) – Winner; When Day Breaks (Serbia/Croatia/France) – Honorable Mention