Monday, December 19, 2016

Award winners, 21st International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)


Vidhu Vincent - trimphant with her debut film, "Manhole' 
winner of two major awards,  Rajatha Chakram for Best Debut Director
and the Fipresci Award for Best Malayalam Film  























Awards at the 21st IFFK

INTERNATIONAL JURY
1.      MICHEL KHLEIFI, Jury Chairman
2.      SEEMA BISWAS
3.      SERIK APRYMOV
4.      PEDRO PIMENTA
5.      BARAN KOSARI

SPECIAL MENTION
1. Paolo Ballesteros (Actor) for DIE BEAUTIFUL | Director: Jun Robles Lana
2. EcemUzun (Actor) for CLAIR OBSCUR (Tereddüt) | Director: YesimUstaoglu

RAJATHA CHAKORAM FOR THE BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
MANHOLE | Director: Vidhu Vincent

The jury feels the director expressed, an everyday unnoticed social issue in a simple and important, yet a powerful visual image narrative. The human and realistic story was brought to life on screen.
We find a true cinema potential in the director and look forward for her future works.
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RAJATHA CHAKORAM FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR
CLAIR OBSCUR (Tereddüt) | Director: YesimUstaoglu

For its subtle, but effective cinematic treatment of a global dimension across social classes from the perspective of psychological wounds affecting women.
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SUWARNA CHAKORAM FOR THE BEST FILM
CLASH (Eshtebak) | Director: Mohamed Diab

The Jury unanimously underlines and applauds the excellent cinematographic work, that so aptly explains the historical shock of his country and sketches a living portrait of all the socio-political currents represented by real, authentic and truly human characters.

AUDIENCE AWARD
CLASH (Eshtebak) | Director: Mohamed Diab
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NETPAC JURY
1.      RADA SESIC
2.      SAM HO
3.      RAMAN CHAWLA

NETPAC AWARD: BEST ASIAN FILM
COLD OF KALANDAR | Director: Mustafa Kara
forthe purity of its cinematic brilliance in bringing out the universality of the struggle between Man and Nature, beauty and danger, love and hope....


NETPAC AWARD: BEST MALAYALAM FILM
KAMMATIPAADAM| Director: Rajeev Ravi
for giving an epic dimension to the issues of  friendship, violence and illicit profiteering inherent to gangster films and for masterfully animating genre conventions with social, political urgency.


FIPRESCI JURY
1.      ANDERS E LARSSON
2.      SALOME KIKALEISHVILI
3.      Dr. SHOMA CHATTERJI


FIPRESCI AWARD: BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
WAREHOUSED (Almacenados) | Director: Jack Zagha
For the way in which it challenges the conventional form, content and language of cinema interms of use of space, narration that reaches beyond cultural, linguistic and time barriers.

FIPRESCI AWARD: BEST MALAYALAM FILM
MANHOLE | Director: Vidhu Vincent
For the raw reality with which the film sheds light on the persistent inhumanity of manualscavengers in India, despite its being legally banned, in a cinematically eloquent manner.


Best Media Reporter – Television
Greeshma S Nair – Jai Hind TV

Special Mention
Naina Sunil – Kairali TV

Best Online Reporting
Manorama Online

Special Jury Mention
Reporter Live

Best Media Reporter – Print
Aravind – Metro Vartha

Best Radio Reporting
Akashavani

Special Mention
Club FM and PravasiBharathi Broadcasting Corporation

Best Theater – Technical
SreePadmanabha Theater

Best Theater – Facilities
Kairali – KSFDC


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