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Glittered Closing and Award Ceremony of the 47th International Film Festival of India….reports Asian Lite News

The 9-day carnival of films, celebration, glitz, glamour and learning came to an end for the year 2016 with the Closing and Award Ceremony of 47th International Film Festival of India.

Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha graced the occasion in the presence of Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore, AVSM and Chief Guest S.S. Rajamouli were present in the final ceremony. IFFI 2016 had three competition sections and the awards were presented in the following categories:

Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female), Special Jury Award, Centenary Award for Best Debut Feature of a Director Competition, ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award and ICFT UNESCO Jury Mention Award.

15 films were competing under the International Competition section, including 2 Indian Panorama films, Ishti and Sahaj Pathar Gappo.

Reza Mirkirami, Director and Producer of ‘Daughter’, collected the Best Film Award from Governor of Goa, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Jury Chairperson Ivan Passer and Chief Guest SS Rajamouli and received the coveted Golden Peacock Trophy, a Certificate and ₹ 40, 00,000.

Baris Kaya and Soner Caner shared the Best Director Award for their film ‘Rauf’ and received ₹ 7, 50,000, the Silver Peacock Trophy & a Certificate each from Chief Minister of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar, Steering Committee Member, Bharat Bala and Jury Member, Nagesh Kukunoor.

Farhad Aslani won the Best Actor-Male Award for his performance in ‘Daughter’, which also won the Best Film Award. Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.) AVSM, Jury Member, Lordan Zafranovic, Steering Committee, Member Sudhir Mishra, Chief Secretary Goa Government, Shri RK Srivasatava rewarded him with ₹ 10, 00,000, Silver Peacock Trophy & a Certificate.

The Best Actor-Female award was given to Elina Vaska for her acting in ‘Mellow Mud’. She received the prestigious Silver Peacock Trophy, a Certificate and ₹ 10, 00,000 from Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore AVSM, Jury Member Leila Kilani, Vice Chairman, Entertainment Society of Goa, Shri Rajendra Talak and Additional Secretary, Ministry Information & Broadcasting, Jayashree Mukherjee.

Director Lee Joon-ik won the Special Jury Award for his creation ‘The Throne’. Steering Committee member, A.K Bir, CEO, Entertainment Society of Goa, Ameya Abhyankar and Jury Member Larry Smith rewarded him with ₹ 15, 00,000, coveted Silver Peacock Trophy & a Certificate.

The jury of International Competition for IFFI 2016 was headed by Ivan Passer. Nagesh Kukunoor, Leila Kilani, Larry Smith and Lordan Zafranovic were the four member of the jury.

‘Ra Ra’ took the Centenary Award for Best Debut Feature of a Director, introduced at IFFI for the first time this year. Its Director, Maria Jose San Martin Munita, was felicitated by Governor of Goa, Smt. Mridula Sinha, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting  Rajyavardhan Rathore, Jury Chairperson Ivan Passer and Chief Guest, SS Rajamouli with the Silver Peacock Trophy, Certificate and ₹ 10, 00,000 for her debut.

Reflecting the ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence, ‘Cold of Kalander’ won the ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal.  Mustafa Kara, the Director, was felicitated with the prestigious ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award Medal & a Certificate by Minister of State, Ministry for Information & Broadcasting, ICFT UNESCO Representative, Lola Poggi Goujon.

Director Tiffany Hsiung won the ICFT UNESCO Jury Mention Certificate for her film ‘Apology’. She was felicitated by Minister of State, Ministry for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd) AVSM, ICFT UNESCO Representative, Lola Poggi Goujon.

The ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal Competition Jury was headed by Inoussa Ousseini. The other five members of the jury included Jean Roy, Costa Gavras, Lola Poggi Goujon, Xueyuan Hun and Georges Dupont.

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