Actress Sally Kirkland is recovering after breaking her foot in two places following a fall at a film festival at the weekend (10Feb13).

The Oscar nominated actress took a nasty tumble at the first Studio City Film Festival and was taken to hospital.

A spokesperson for the 71-year-old Jfk star has confirmed Kirkland suffered a dislocated ankle and broke her foot.

The actress was at the inaugural film festival accepting a Best Actress Award for her role in short film Posey, in which she portrays an Alzheimer's sufferer.

Festival co-director Steve Sturza tells the Sherman Oaks Patch, "It was such a shock, after she received the award she fell right off the stage, it was terrible."