Life Time Achievement Award

Dr. V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to Documentary Movement in India Trophy, Shawl, Citation + Rs. 1,000,000

Veteran Film-Maker Shri Shyam Benegal

Award Award Money Entry No. Category Duration
(in minutes)
Country Name Title of the Film Citation
Technical Awards (Common to International / National Categories)
Best Sound Design Rs.3,00,000 + Trophy + Certificate I0179 Documentary Film (Any Duration) 56 Finland Pinja Mustajoki My 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 Editing Rs.3,00,000 + Trophy + Certificate N0388 Short Fiction Film (upto 45 mins.) 25 India Kislay InstaStories For innovative use of editing as a narrative process itself. Through a short film it reveals the possible addiction to new means of communication.
Best Cinematography Rs.3,00,000 + Trophy + Certificate I0137 Documentary Film (Any Duration) 96 India Amit Madhesiya The Cinema Travellers Cinematography 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 + Certificate N0124 Documentary Film (upto 60 minutes) 26 India Shreyas Dashrathe Whitering 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 + Certificate N0062 Short Fiction Film (upto 45 mins.) 18 India Ranjan Chandel Beloved
(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
Director Rs.1,50,000 + Silver conch + Certificate N0335 Animation Film 15 India Suresh Eriyat The Basket
(Tokri)
For its character design, lighting and the disappearing techniques of stop – motion animation.
Producer Rs.1,50,000 + Certificate Nilima Eriyat
Best Short Fiction (upto 45 minutes) : Silver conch + Rs.3,00,000
Director Rs.1,50,000 + Silver conch + Certificate N0346 Short Fiction Film (upto 45 mins.) 26 India Prantik Basu Sakhisona For weaving together a contemporary story and legends of the past through music and sculpture.
Producer Rs.1,50,000 + Certificate FTII, Pune
Certificate of Merit
Jury Special Mention Certificate to Director N0560 Documentary Film (above 60 minutes) 70 India Biju Toppo & Meghnath Naachi Se Baanchi For the advocacy of preserving the tradion of tribal culture.
Certificate to Producer Films Division
Jury Special Mention Certificate to Director N0491 Documentary Film (upto 60 minutes) 28 India Swati Chakraborty I Am Jeeja For celebrating an exceptional woman for asserting the rights of the disabled.
Certificate to Producer Rajiv Mehrotra
Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT)
Best Documentary film (below 60 minutes) : Silver conch + Rs.5,00,000
Director Rs.2,50,000 + Silver conch + Certificate N0204 Documentary film (below 60 minutes) 57 India Bobo Khuraijam Ima Sabitri For the aesthetic vibrancy that takes us into the intimate world of a celebrated theatre actress.
Producer Rs.2,50,000 + Certificate Gurumayum Ranita
Best Documentary Film (above 60 minutes) : Silver Conch + Rs.5,00,000
Director Rs.2,50,000 + Silver conch + Certificate N0450 Documentary film (above 60 minutes) 112 India R V Ramani Santhal Family to Mill Re-call For creating a multilayered narrative that takes us into the process of revisiting the legacy of an iconic artist.
Producer Rs.2,50,000 + Certificate
International Competition Section            
Pramod Pati Special Jury Award : Rs 1,00,000 + Trophy
Director Rs.50,000 + Trophy + Certificate
Rs.16,666/- each
I0167 Pramod Pati Special Jury Award 45 India 1. Sourabh Kanti Dutta
2. Farha Khatun
3. Satarupa Santra
I Am Bonnie The 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.
Producer Rs.50,000 + Certificate Films Division
Best Animation Film : Silver Conch + Rs.5,00,000 NO AWARD
Best Short Fiction Film (up to 45 minutes) : Silver Conch + Rs.5,00,000
Director Rs.1,25,000 + Silver Conch + Certificate I0003 Short Fiction Film
(up to 45 minutes)
22 India Amar Kaushik The Grandfather
(Aaba)
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.
Producer Rs.1,25,000 + Certificate
(Rs.62,500 to each Producer)
1. Raj Kumar Gupta
2. Mitul Dikshit
SHARED
Director Rs.1,25,000 + Silver Conch + Certificate I0055 Short Fiction Film
(up to 45 minutes)
15 South Korea Nakyung Kim My 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.
Producer Rs.1,25,000 + Certificate
(Rs.62,500 to each Producer)
1. Seunghyun Lee
2. Soonsang
Certificate of Merit
Certificate of Merit Certificate to Director I0137 Documentary Film (Any Duration) 96 India Shirley Abraham & Amit Madhesiya The Cinema Travellers For 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)
Director Rs.5,00,000 + Golden Conch + Certificate I0155 Best Documentary Film 86 Austria Stefan Bohun Brother 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.
Producer Rs.5,00,000 + Certificate Ralph Wieser