'Hunger' has won best film at the Irish Film and Television Awards.

The film about the weeks leading to the death of hunger striker Bobby Sands also won five other awards at the ceremony in Dublin last night.

The 6th annual IFTAs ceremony at Dublin's Burlington Hotel saw a range of Irish film and TV talent honoured for their work.

'Hunger', Steve McQueen's look at events during the hunger strikes in the Maze Prison, took six awards in total, including best film, and best film actor for Michael Fassbender's portrayal of Bobby Sands.

Eileen Walsh was named best film actress for her role in 'Eden'.

Period-drama series 'The Tudors' dominated in the television categories, also taking six awards.

RTÉ's 'Prime Time Investigates' won the Best Current Affairs award for its programme about cocaine use in Ireland.

'In the Name of the Fada' won two awards: Best Factual Programme and the Special Irish Language award.

President McAleese was at the ceremony to present veteran film-maker George Morrison with a life-time contribution award.