The Weight by Korean director Jeon Kyu-Hwan has won the sixth annual Queer Lion prize at the 69th annual Venice Film Festival.

The three-person jury announced the winner on Friday. Seven films competed for the prize which recognizes films with queer elements playing at the festival.

In the film, a young hunchback named Jung leads a solitary life working in a morgue. His younger transgender sister feels trapped in a man's body as a sympathetic Jung prepares a gift for his troubled sibling. (A trailer for the film is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Also competing for the prize were Brian De Palma's Passion; Den Skaldede Frisor (All You Need is Love) from Danish director Susanne Bier; Xan Cassavetes' Kiss of the Damned; Acciaio (Steel) from Italian director Stefano Mordini; Pascal Bonitzer's Cherchez Hortense (Looking for Hortense); and 6 Sull' Autobus (6 On the Bus).

Al Pacino's Wilde Salome won last year's prize.

The Venice Film Festival concludes Saturday.