The Seattle International Film Festival ended Sunday with a big Closing Gala after the North American premiere of Gus Van Sant's Last Days, a film loosely based on the last days in the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994.

The festival awards - the Golden Space Needle Awards, chosen by audience ballots cast after each movie, and the Juried Awards for Best New Director, Best Animated Short, Best Live Short, Best Documentary, and Best American Film, were also announced at the gala event.

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