Friday, August 7, 2015


The Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart offers two German Star of India awards. The best feature film 
award carries 4,000 Euros and 1,000 Euros each goes to the Best Documentary, Best Short and 
Audience Choice Award. In addition, there is a Director’s Vision Award to the film that shows 
creative insights.

Director's Vision Award to Gajendra Ahire's  The Silence

This year the delegates included Dr Mohan Agashe as jury member (his film Asthu 
won the Audience Award here the previous year). He also delivered a well attended talk 
on Marathi Cinema as did Mumbai actor Vipin Shah on the intricacies of acting for 
the cinema. Others present were directors Archana Borhade, Satinder Singh Bedi, 
Will Sankhla, Leslie Udwin, Sagar Shiriskar, Parabeet Singh and German director 
Tom Uhlenbruch.

Director's Vision Award - Special Mention to  Makarand Mane's Ringan 

Present at the opening film screening of Prashant Nair’s Umrika was India’s Ambassador for Germany, 

Mr Vijay Gokhale


Award winners at 2015 Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart

*  German Star of India for Best Feature - Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut film Court
* Director's Vision Award -Marathi film The Silence by Gajendra Ahire
* Director’s Vision Special Mention: -Marathi film Ringan (The Quest) by debut director Makarand Mane.

Other Awards 

*German Star of India for Best Documentary -Megha Ramaswamy’s NewBorns 

* German Star of India for Best Short Film -  Safar (Journey) by Pratyusha Gupta 
* Honourable Mention Satindar Singh Bedi for his short film Kamakshi
*Audience Award  -   India's Daughter by Leslee Udwin


Article reproduced courtesy   - India's first independent on-line daily newspaper 

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