Switched-at-birth drama Like Father, Like Son has picked up the prestigious People's Choice Award and the Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada.

Hirokazu Koreeda's film opened at the top of the box office in Japan last month (Sep13) and has already been snapped up for a U.S. remake by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Other audience award winners in Vancouver include Ben Ratner's Down River, which was named Most Popular Canadian feature, and Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda, claimed the Most Popular First Feature title.

Meanwhile, the film festival's jury honoured Jeff Barnaby and Jason James with the Best Canadian First Feature award for their movies Rhymes For Young Ghouls and That Burning Feeling.