The Mexican film "Heli," directed by Amat Escalante, won the prize for best film at the 17th Lima Film Festival, which drew more than 121,000 people, organizers said Sunday.

Argentine-Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio won the best director prize for "Gloria," whose star, Paulina Garcia, took home the best actress prize.

Uruguayan actor Nestor Guzzini won the best actor prize for his roled in "Tanta Agua," a work by Uruguayan filmmakers Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge.

Brazilian actress Gloria Pires was honored during the festival's closing ceremony.

"I feel honored, I don't believe I deserve to be at the same level as the other honorees," Pires said.

The actress thanked her father, actor and comedian Antonio Carlos Pires, and filmmakers Fabio and Bruno Barreto, with whom she worked on such movies as "Flores raras" and "O Quatrilho." EFE