Linklater's Boyhood wins hat trick
Richard Linklater's Boyhood has won three awards at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and newcomer Ellar Coltrane star in the unique film, which was shot over the space of 12 years, beginning in 2002 when Ellar was five years old.
Boyhood was awarded the Golden Space Needle award for best picture along with best director and best actress for Patricia, Deadline reported.
Boyhood - which is due to be released in cinemas in July - has already scooped several awards, including the Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival and is tipped for Oscar success next year.
The best actor award at Seattle went to Dawid Ogrodnik for Polish film Life Feels Good and the prize for best documentary was awarded to Alan Hicks' film about jazz legend Clark Terry, Keep On Keepin' On.