FILM CRITICS CIRCLE OF INDIA AWARD FOR THE BEST INDIAN MOVIE

Winning Film : VIOLIN PLAYER
Director : Bauddhayan Mukherji
Country : India

CITATION BY JURY

"It is a sensitive portial of the conflict between the artistic vision of ideal life and harsh reality of the contemporary city life debicted in the innovative and minimalistic style."


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Winning Film : CHAVER
Director : Abhilash Vijayan
Country : India

CITATION BY JURY

"Chaver wins this award for the vivid bringing life of Indian legend world which is relevant today’s time and environment."

HONORABLE MENTION

Winning Film : VALENTINA
Director : Max Kidd
Country : Germany


BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Winning Film : THE GREAT TRANSMISSION
Director : PEMA GELLEK
Country : United States

CITATION BY JURY

"For potraying the journey of human kind compassion by bridging contemporary values with an ancient history."

HONORABLE MENTION

Winning Film : 1. VANISHING ISLAND
Director : D.DHANASUMOD
Country : India

Winning Film : 2. SMAJL
Director : Philipp Majer
Country : Germany

SPECIAL MENTION – BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM

Winning Film : TAKE OVER
Director : Jennifer Alphonsse
Country : India


BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR’S FILM

Winning Film : 1 st SEM
Director : Dexter Paglinawan Hemedez & Allan Michael Ibanez
Country : Philippines

CITATION BY JURY

"First feature must contain courage, honesty, emotions, cinematic story telling it’s not easy to achieve graduation while being in 1 st semester."

HONORABLE MENTION

MS. LOTLOT de LEON for her Excellent performance as Mother in 1 st SEM


NETPAC AWARD FOR THE BEST ASIAN CINEMA

Winning Film : HOURA
Director : Gholamreza Sagharchiyan
Country : Iran

CITATION BY JURY

"Houra is the poignant and allogenically exploration of contemporary subaltern life dwell dynamic vision vocabulary to the eyes of young protagonist."


BEST SHORT FILM

Winning Film : THE SCHOOL
Director : Shiva Kumar
Country : India

CITATION BY JURY

"For this beautiful acting and photography & production & its spirit of humanisim."

HONORABLE MENTION

Winning Film : 1. SENIOR TEACHER
Director : Sha Mo
Country : China

Winning Film : 2. CANCER 71
Director : Abhishek Talukder
Country : India


BEST INDYWOOD PANORAMA MOVIE

Winning Film : PATHEMARI
Director : Salim Ahmed
Country : India

CITATION BY JURY

"The film effectively handles the contemporary problem of the migration of india’s in search of work. It portraits the travails in a very human manner which this people face & how they are restricted migrating back to their own land."


BEST FEATURE FILM

Winning Film : NISE – THE HEART OF MADNESS
Director : Roberto Berliner
Country : Brazil

CITATION BY JURY

"The film based on the true story of takes us in its journey of a psychiatrist."

HONORABLE MENTION

Winning Film : 1. LAUT
Director : Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio
Country : Philippines

Winning Film : 2. METAMORPHOSIS (ROOPATHARAM)
Director : M.B. Padmakumar
Country : India


PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD

Winning Film : SHANKACHIL
Director : Goutam Gose
Country : India


GOLDEN FRAME AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM

The winner of the best short film goes to the Indian Film I EXIST, directed by Radhika Prasadhi and Vivek Raju, for tackling a very important and sensitive subject in an unusual manner. The jury found it to be the most personal film for its use of editing, cinematography, direction and specially its brilliant performance by the lead actor Radhika Prasadhi.

HONORABLE MENTION AWARD 1

The jury has decided to bestow an honorable mention award to the Puertorican film TILL JAIL DO US APART directed by Mariana & Joserro Emmanuelli for its light hearted and humorous screenplay that is original bitter sweet tribute to the institution of marriage.

HONORABLE MENTION AWARD 2

The jury would also like to bestow on honorable mention award to the Dutch film SYMMETRY directed by Ruben Van Leer for its unique technical and creative achievements and successfully blending of artistic forms of ballet, opera & cinema and meeting them into one.



GOLDEN FRAME AWARD FOR BEST INDYWOOD PANORAMA FILM

The award for the Best Indywood Feature Film goes to NIRBASHITO – a film about a writer who is banished from a familiar cultural milieu to another country with all the material comforts, but she pines for her homeland, human connection and pet cat. The director has handled this film with immense sensitivity and subtlety using minimal music and stunning visuals.



GOLDEN FRAME AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT DIRECTORS FEATURE FILM

The award for the Best The award for the Best debut goes to Carlo Enciso Catu, director of MY LIFE WITH A KING, for his effective projection of cultural extinction through the withering of a language, in an increasingly globalised world.



HONORABLE MENTION AWARD

The jury makes a special mention of Pinar Sinan, the director of NEKRO, for daring to debut with a film about individuals unable to cope with normality.

GOLDEN FRAME AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY AND DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

The winner of Best Documentary and Documentary Feature Film goes to 100 MULES WALKING THE LOS ANGELES AQUEDUCT a moving installation which gives the audience the same sense of meditation, patience and reckoning that the 240 miles occurred in the people who participated in it. The music, cinematography and the treatment of the film elevated the aim of the film.

HONORABLE MENTION AWARD

The honorable mention for Best Documentary and Documentary Feature Film goes to THE GARDEN OF HOPE,. The visual treatment of the film was impressive by using the camera by the victims themselves on their on prospective about the terrible conditions and lives.



GOLDEN FRAME AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM

The award for the Best Feature Film at All Lights India International Film Festival goes to MASAAN - a human document which convinces us that, despite failings, accidents and death there is hope of new beginnings in life.

The jury makes an honorable mention of BEN & ARA for making a case in favour of breaking taboos of religion & sex and respecting choices in troubled times.



GOLDEN FRAME PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD

The Golden Frame award for the Best People Choice Award goes to Seven Ravens by Alice Nellis, based on the number of votes it received through the voting.



NETPAC AWARD FOR THE BEST ASIAN CINEMA

The award for the Best NETPAC Film goes to MINA WALKING for its brilliant, provocative and innovative attempt to capture the life and suffering of war torn Afghan Society through an innocent Kabul girl.