Sunday, February 4, 2018

15th Mumbai International Film Festival 2018 -V.Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed to Shyam Benegal

 The V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Shorts & Animation Films – MIFF 2018, conferred upon veteran film maker Shyam Benegal.  The award carrying a Trophy, a shawl, citation and cash prize of Rs 1 million (Rs 10 lakhs) was presented at MIFF’s valedictory function.Austrian filmmaker Stefan Bohuns documentary "Brother Jakob, Are You Sleeping?" won the prestigious Golden Conch award for the best documentary in the International Competition.The Golden Conch award carries a cash prize of Rs 1 million (Rs 10 lakh).

 shyam benegal എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രം                           Stefan Bohun

AwardAward MoneyEntry No.CategoryDuration
(in minutes)
CountryNameTitle of the FilmCitation
Technical Awards (Common to International / National Categories)
Best Sound DesignRs.3,00,000 + Trophy + CertificateI0179Documentary Film (Any Duration)56FinlandPinja MustajokiMy Secret Forest
(Salainen Metsani)
The deliberate sound design is used as a cinematic treatment to bridge the audience to personally connect with the inner world of a young autistic man coming of age.
Best EditingRs.3,00,000 + Trophy + CertificateN0388Short Fiction Film (upto 45 mins.)25IndiaKislayInstaStoriesFor innovative use of editing as a narrative process itself. Through a short film it reveals the possible addiction to new means of communication.
Best CinematographyRs.3,00,000 + Trophy + CertificateI0137Documentary Film (Any Duration)96IndiaAmit MadhesiyaThe Cinema TravellersCinematography brings to life characters striving to survive as we all are. The visual representation of the story successfully defines the place, the characters, and the world of celluloid that is challenged by changing technology.
National Competition
Films Division – IDPA Vijaya Mulay Tropy for the Best Student Film Rs.1,00,000 + Trophy + CertificateN0124Documentary Film (upto 60 minutes)26IndiaShreyas DashratheWhitering House
(Bismaar Ghar)
For conveying ageing citizens painful move from their crumbling house full of memories to a soul less apartment with all modern amenities.
Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari Award for Best Debut Film of a Director (Govt of Maharashtra) Rs.1,00,000 + Trophy + CertificateN0062Short Fiction Film (upto 45 mins.)18IndiaRanjan ChandelBeloved
(Jaan Jigar)
For exposing the threat of moral policing to fundamental freedom of youth through a well crafted story.
Best Animation Film : Rs.3,00,000 + Silver Conch + Certificate
DirectorRs.1,50,000 + Silver conch + CertificateN0335Animation Film15IndiaSuresh EriyatThe Basket
For its character design, lighting and the disappearing techniques of stop – motion animation.
ProducerRs.1,50,000 + CertificateNilima Eriyat
Best Short Fiction (upto 45 minutes) : Silver conch + Rs.3,00,000
DirectorRs.1,50,000 + Silver conch + CertificateN0346Short Fiction Film (upto 45 mins.)26IndiaPrantik BasuSakhisonaFor weaving together a contemporary story and legends of the past through music and sculpture.
ProducerRs.1,50,000 + CertificateFTII, Pune
Certificate of Merit
Jury Special MentionCertificate to DirectorN0560Documentary Film (above 60 minutes)70IndiaBiju Toppo & MeghnathNaachi Se BaanchiFor the advocacy of preserving the tradion of tribal culture.
Certificate to ProducerFilms Division
Jury Special MentionCertificate to DirectorN0491Documentary Film (upto 60 minutes)28IndiaSwati ChakrabortyI Am JeejaFor celebrating an exceptional woman for asserting the rights of the disabled.
Certificate to ProducerRajiv Mehrotra
Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT)
Best Documentary film (below 60 minutes) : Silver conch + Rs.5,00,000
DirectorRs.2,50,000 + Silver conch + CertificateN0204Documentary film (below 60 minutes) 57IndiaBobo KhuraijamIma SabitriFor the aesthetic vibrancy that takes us into the intimate world of a celebrated theatre actress.
ProducerRs.2,50,000 + CertificateGurumayum Ranita
Best Documentary Film (above 60 minutes) : Silver Conch + Rs.5,00,000
DirectorRs.2,50,000 + Silver conch + CertificateN0450Documentary film (above 60 minutes) 112IndiaR V RamaniSanthal Family to Mill Re-callFor creating a multilayered narrative that takes us into the process of revisiting the legacy of an iconic artist.
ProducerRs.2,50,000 + Certificate
International Competition Section

Pramod Pati Special Jury Award : Rs 1,00,000 + Trophy
DirectorRs.50,000 + Trophy + Certificate
Rs.16,666/- each
I0167Pramod Pati Special Jury Award45India1. Saurabh Kanti Dutta,
2. Farha Kanti,
3. Santrupa Santra
I Am BonnieThe commitment and bravery of the film makers to put the spotlight on a transgender man deprived of dignity by his own society. Despite its technical limitations, the film is essential viewing to highlight human resilience and challenge the moral compass and hypocrisy of a flawed society.
ProducerRs.50,000 + CertificateFilms Division
Best Animation Film : Silver Conch + Rs.5,00,000NO AWARD
Best Short Fiction Film (up to 45 minutes) : Silver Conch + Rs.5,00,000
DirectorRs.1,25,000 + Silver Conch + CertificateI0003Short Fiction Film
(up to 45 minutes)
22IndiaAmar KaushikThe Grandfather
A subtle yet powerful film that brings a simple story to life of an intimate family existence. The film maker successfully captures life and death in its most natural form.
ProducerRs.1,25,000 + Certificate
(Rs.62,500 to each Producer)
1. Raj Kumar Gupta
2. Mitul Dikshit
DirectorRs.1,25,000 + Silver Conch + CertificateI0055Short Fiction Film
(up to 45 minutes)
15South KoreaNakyung KimMy Turn
(Nae Chalye)
An effective ensemble of cinematic elements which turn the experience of pregnancy into an unusual situation where motherhood is presented with unexpected rules that bring pain that we feel.
ProducerRs.1,25,000 + Certificate
(Rs.62,500 to each Producer)
1. Seunghyun Lee
2. Soonsang
Certificate of Merit
Certificate of MeritCertificate to DirectorI0137Documentary Film (Any Duration)96IndiaShirley Abraham & Amit MadhesiyaThe Cinema TravellersFor its commitment to a consistent visual style which clearly defines the narrative goal of taking the audience on a cinematic journey into the world of travelling cinema and the people who try to keep it alive.
Certificate to Producer
Best Documentary Film : Golden Conch + Rs.10,00,000 (Top Award of the Festival | Any duration)
DirectorRs.5,00,000 + Golden Conch + CertificateI0155Best Documentary Film86AustriaStefan BohunBrother Jakob, Are You Listening?
(Bruder Jakob, schalfst du noch?)
A deconstruction of pain that transcends time to bring closure to a grieving family. The narrative emphasizes time itself through the deliberate use of prolonged shots and archival footage which opens the cracks in the perfect image of a family that have faced the suicide of their brother. Its a wakeup call to notice the things unsaid.
ProducerRs.5,00,000 + Certificate Ralph Wieser

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