21st IFFK Awards

21st IFFK Awards

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Festival Director and Kerala State Chalachithra Academy (KSCA) Chairperson Kamal briefing IFFK 2016 at the closing ceremony.

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Minister for Cultural Affairs, Shri A. K. Balan presided over the function.

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Honourable Chief Minister Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan was the chief guest of the closing ceremony.

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Artistic Director (Festival) and Vice-chairperson Smt. Bina Paul moderated the announcement of awards.

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Geetu Mohandas receives the NETPAC Award for the Best Malayalam Film (Kammattipaadam)

On stage: NETPAC Jury Rada Sesic, Sam Ho and Raman Chawla.

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Artistic Director (Festival) and KSCA Vice-chairperson Smt. Bina Paul announcing the FIPRESCI awards in the presence of the FIPRESCI Jury, Anders E. Larsson, Salome Kikaleishvili and Dr. Shoma Chatterjee.

img_4289Director Jack Zagha receives the FIPRESCI Award for Best International Film (Warehoused), from the FIPRESCI Jury.    img_4315Vidhu Vincent receives the FIPRESCI Award for Best Malayalam Film (Manhole).   img_4343On Stage: Jury Chairman Michel Khleifi. img_4347

On Stage: From Left: Jury Chairman Micheal Khliefi, Baran Kosari, Seema Biswas, Serik Aprymov and Pedro Pimenta.

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Jury Special Mention: Paolo Ballesteros (Actor) for DIE BEAUTIFUL (Dir: Jun Robles Lana).

img_4375Jury Special Mention: Ecem Uzun (Actor) for CLAIR OBSCUR (Dir. Yesim Ustaoglu)

img_4400Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Debut Director: Vidhu Vincent (Manhole).

“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.”

img_4436 Rajatha Chakoram for the Best Director: Yesim Ustaoglu (Clair Obscur)

“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 (Dir. 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.”

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Audience Award: Clash (Dir. Mohamed Diab)

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Vote of Thanks: Honourable Minister for Co-operation, Devaswom and Tourism Shri. Kadakampally Surendan.

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