Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MIFF 2016 Documentary Film Awards presented Manipuri film ‘Phum Shang’ wins Golden Conch ; 'My Name is Salt' and 'Placebo' adjudged best feature length documentaries

MIFF 2016 Documentary Film Awards presented

Manipuri film ‘Phum Shang’ wins Golden Conch ; 

'My Name is Salt' and 'Placebo' adjudged best feature length documentaries



Mumbai, February 03, 2016

Manipuri documentary film “Phum Shang” has won the Golden Conch Award for the Best Documentary Film (upto 60 minutes) at the 14th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Animation and Short Films, MIFF 2016, which ended today.  Swiss film “My Name is Salt” and Indian entry “Placebo” shared the Gold Conch award for the Best Feature length Documentary Film.
  
52 miniute documentary “Phum Shang”, directed by Hao Bam Pabankumar an alumnus of the Satyjit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkatta, critically examines the serious environmental problems faced at the Loktak lake. The largest fresh water lake in North East India characterized by its unique floating biomass, known as ‘Phumdi’, is today considered a dying lake due to unchecked human activity.  Pabankumar wins the Golden Conch Award and a cash prize  of Rs. 3 lakhs.

“My name is salt” directed by Mumbai born, Zurich based Farida Pacha is a film about the journey of thousands of families to the Rann of Kutch to extract whitest salt in the world. Chandigarh based film maker Abhay Kumar’s 96 minutes film “Placebo” explores the stress and pressure faced by medical students.

‘My Name Is Salt’ also won the Best Cinematographer award for Lutz Konermann, while Placebo won the Award for Best Editor. Placebo was also declared the Most Innovative Film in the competition section.

Debanjan Nandy’s animation film ‘Chhaya’ bagged the first prize in the Animation Category of International Competition.

Mumbai filmmaker Devashish Makhija’s ‘Agli Baar’  shared the Best Short Fiction Film honours with the UK entry ‘Solo Finale’ by Ingo Putze.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the Best Debut Film of a Director went to ‘Far From Home’ by Copenhagen, Denmark based film maker Nitesh Anjan.

List of Awards – International Competition

Golden Conch – Best
Documentary
Film  (upto 60 minutes)
‘Phum Shang’
Haobam Paban Kumar
Imphal, Manipur
Golden Conch – Best Feature length Documentary
‘My Name is Salt’

+
‘Placebo’

Farida Pacha
Zurich, Switzerland

Abhay Kumar
Chanidgarh, India
Most Innovative Film
‘Placebo’ 
Abhay Kumar,
Chandigarh, India
Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 
Best Debut Film
‘Far From Home’
Nitesh Anjan,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Best Animation FIlm
Chhaya’
Debanjan Nandy
Mumbai, India
Best Short Fiction Film
Agli Baar’

+
‘Solo Finale’
Devashish Makhija
Mumbai, India

Ingo Putze
London, UK

Key awards in National Competition
Key awards in National Competition

Best Documentary (upto 60 minutes)
‘Famous In Amdavad’
Hardik Mehta
Vadodara, Gujarat
Best Feature length documentary
‘Fire Flies In The Abyss’
Chandrashekhar Reddy, Bangalore, India
Best Short Fiction Film
‘Alice

+
‘Last Mango Before the Monsoon’.
Satinder Singh Bedi
Chennai, India  

Payal Kapadia,
Mumbai, India
IDPA Award for Best Student Film
‘Going Home;
Niranjankumar Kujur,
Lohardaga, Jharkhand, India

The International Jury for the Festival comprised prominent documentary makers Don Askarian from Germany,  Jesper Andersen from Denmark, Mathiue Roy of Canada, Siddharth Kak and Gitanjali Rao.  Mike Pandey, Uma DaCunha, Biju Dhanapalan, Audrius Stonys (Lithuania) and Jane Yu (Taiwan) are the members of the National Jury.

MIFF 2016 showcased over 385 films under International and National competition, MIFF Prism, Indian Premiers, Jury retrospectives, Animation and award winning films , Children’s documentary films, North East package, FD and PSBT (Public Service Broadcasting Trust) films, homages  etc.



PHOTO DSC NO-0071-The Governor of Maharashtra Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao presented Golden Conch & Cash award of Rs. 3,00,000/- for Best Documentary Film (upto 60 min) To Mr. Haobam Paban Kumar, Director aobam Paban Kuma “PHUM SHANG” at  “MIFF-2016’ The International Short, Animation and Documentary Film Festival” in Mumbai on February 3’  2016.                                                                                                                                      



Photo DSC 0065-The Governor of Maharashtra Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao presenting Golden Conch & Cash award Rs. 2,00,000/- to Ms. Farida Pacha, Director “MY NAME IS SALT” for the category of  Best Feature Documentary Film at  “MIFF-2016’ in Mumbai on February 3’  2016.                                                                                                                                      



DSC 0068 - The Governor of Maharashtra Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao presenting Golden Conch & Cash award Rs. 3,00,000/-  to Mr. Abhay Kumar, Director ‘Placebo” for the category of Best Documentary Film Director Category(Above 60min) at  “MIFF-2016’
.

DSC 0081 - The Governor of Maharashtra Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao presenting Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Best debut film Director Mr. Nitesh Anjan for the film ‘Far From Above’ at  “MIFF-2016’.



DSC 0080 - The Governor of Maharashtra Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao presenting for the Best animation film Director Mr. Debanjan Nandy for the film ‘Chhaya’  at  “MIFF-2016’.


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