Brooding fantasy Pan's Labyrinth has been named film of the year in the first UK Regional Critics' Film Awards.
Pan's Labyrinth delves into the fantasy world of a young girl
Guillermo Del Toro, who directed, produced and wrote the work, was also named film-maker of the year.
Forest Whitaker and Dame Helen Mirren won performance awards for The Last King of Scotland and The Queen.
The award was set up by trade body Cinema Days, which said it recognised the importance of regional media to the cinemagoing public in the UK.
The winner of the fifth and final category - newcomer of the year - went to Abigail Breslin for her role as Olive in Little Miss Sunshine.
Del Toro said: "It's such an honour that a foreign language film has been recognised in such a prestigious way by the UK regional film critics."