Friday, November 2, 2018

20th edition of Jio MAMI film fest -Curtain down with award presentation function -Bulbul Can Sing directed by Rima Das bagged the Golden Gateway Award

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Assamese feature Bulbul Can Sing directed by Rima Das bagged the Golden Gateway Award at the 20th edition of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival . Rima bagged the Golden Gateway Award in the 19th edition of fest last year for Village Rockstars.  American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky presented the prestigious Excellence in Cinema award to Rima .
Image result for bulbul can singr The Silver Gateway, India Gold award was shared by The Gold Laden Sheep and The Sacred Mountain by Ridham Janve and Jonaki by Aditya Vikram Sengupta. Jonaki also got a special mention for the Oxfam award. Kabir Chowdhry's Mehsampur  bagged the grand jury prize for India Gold.The awards were presented by filmmakers Lucrecia Martel, Martin Sulik and Soudade Kaadan.
'Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu)' Photocall - 75th Venice Film FestivalIn the International Competition category, the Golden Gateway Award went to Manta Ray, directed by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng. Paraguayan drama The Heiresses directed by Marcelo Martinessi bagged the Silver Gateway award.  The International Competition grand jury prize went to The Island of Hungry Ghosts by Gabrielle Brady.  
The special jury mention went to Reza by Alireza Motamedi.
In the Dimensions Mumbai category, the Golden Gateway award went to Karan Asnani's Sheher Ya TumYadav Ji directed by Nishtha Sadwelkar bagged the Silvery Gateway Award while Gilroy Rodrigues' Metaphor  got a special mention in the Dimensions Mumbai. 
Bejoy Nambiar, actors Parvathy and Renuka Shahane etc,comprised the Jury.
The special award for Discovering India went to Lovesick directed by Ann S Kim and Priya Giri Desai. The 70-minute documentary follows Padma Shri recipient Dr Suniti Solomon, who discovered India's first case of HIV in 1986. Lovesick chronicles her way to help fight the epidemic by becoming a matchmaker to the spouses for her HIV+ patients.
The Oxfam Award for best film on gender equality was bagged by Ivan Ayar's Soni

Sivaranjani and Two Other Men by Vasanth S Sai and "Jonaki" directed by Aditya Vikram Sengupta got Oxfam special jury mention for gender equality. 
The award for the Best Large Short Film went to New Year's Eve by Pranav Bhasin. The Young Critics choice award went to Jaaon Kahan Bata Ae Dil directed by Aadish Keluskar.
The Golden Gateway for the Best Short Film, 5-9 years, in the Half Ticket category went to Listen by Astrid Bussink while Amelia by directors Maribeth Romslo and Cristina Pippa was adjudged the winner of Golden Gateway, 9+ years category. Priya Ramasubban's Chuskit received the Golden Gateway for the Best Feature (5-9 years) in the Half Ticket section whereas the best feature, 9+ years, in the Half Ticket category went to Denis Do's Funan.
Actor Soha Ali Khan's debut novel Perils of Being Moderately Famous bagged the Book Award for Excellence in writing on Cinema (English).No automatic alt text available. The Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Cinema, Language in Focus Malayalam went to Madhu Eravankara for his 100 Varsham, 100 Cinemakal. The Special Jury Mention went to Start Action: Musings of a Moviemaker by Balachandra Menon.
This year the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star commemorated the life and incredible career of Sridevi and honoured her with the MAMI Tribute for her exceptional contribution to Indian cinema. At the closing ceremony, filmmaker Gauri Shinde gave the English Vinglish star an emotional tribute.
MAMI Chairperson Kiran Rao announced that the 21st edition of the festival will be held from 17 to 24 October2019. The opening film of this year's edition was Vasan Bala's Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota while Widows, directed by Steve McQueen, closed the festival.

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