Ananth Mahadevan's documentary film awarded at Kolkata International Film Festival
August 22, 2012 07:24:36 PM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
The acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Ananth Narayan Mahadevan won the Best Documentary Film award for the film STATE OF THE ART, produced by Siddhivinayak Cinevision Pvt.Ltd, at the recently held Kolkata Shorts International film festival (KISFF).
Kolkata, the hub of Bengali Cinema witnessed the Kolkata Shorts International film festival amidst the presence of galaxy of established & aspiring filmmakers. Minioxoffice, a Noida based short films marketing & Promotion Company took the initiative to bring Kolkata International Short Film Festival in association with filmmakers from all over nation. During the occasion KSIFF also observed the '100 years of Indian Cinema'.
The reputed national award winning Bengali film director Mr. Atanu Ghosh was the festival jury along with reputed folk & Bengali films singer Dippanita Acharya. Both the judges have hugely appreciated the work of short filmmakers. Mr. Arijit Dutta, reputed film producer & MD of Priya entertainment as the chief guest of festival award ceremony.
The festival has received 126 shorts films from all over India including short films from Iran, Spain, Israel, UK etc. The selection panel has shortlisted 42 films out of total. The festival screened shortlisted short films, documentaries, animation & music videos. Beside this festival has featured Spanish & Iranian films package. A master class on 'Short films marketing, promotion & revenue generation through short films has also conducted, as informed by festival director Mr. Rambhul Singh.
The festival is dedicated to serve the short filmmakers and aims to provide platform to aspiring, students and professional filmmakers to showcase their talent with networking opportunities with other filmmakers.
"The festival objective is to contribute in the development of aspiring filmmakers, to create short films culture in India, promotion of short films, developing sources of revenue generation from short films and to make short film making a commercial enterprise," said festival director Rambhul Singh, who is an award winning film director. The festival was conducted at Hotel De-Sovrani, Salt Lake in Kolkata was a huge success.
Here's the list of other award winning films:
Best Short Film:
Pranayathil Oruval Vazhthappedum Vidham by Director Manilal
Production: Independent, Trisoor
Best Short Film (Student):
CHATKHAARA by Director Syed Maaz Kazmi
Production: Dept. of Communication Studies, Pune University
Best Documentary Film (Student):
IN RAGS by Director Abhishek Chandra
Production: NID, Ahmadabad
Best Animation Film(Student):
A STORY by Director Laxmikanta Jena
Production: We7 Team, ZICA, Bhubaneswar
Best Animation Film:
ROMEO SPIKES by Director K.D Shybu
Production: Vismayas Max Animations, Trivandrum
Best Music Video:
DISTANCE by Director Arnab Chatterjee
Production: Wiztoonz Academy of Media & Design, Bangalore
Special Festival Mention- Jury:
- IMAGINATION (Short Film) by Director Anto
Production: Nietzche Production House
- MISS SHOE-BRA NEGI (Short Film) by Director Barnali Ray Shukla