January 25, 2016

Jaipur International Film Festival – Awards 2016


We present the winners of the 8th Jaipur International Film Festival that took place from the 2nd until the 6th of 2016 in the city of Jaipur (India).

Launched in January 2009, Jaipur International Film Festival -JIFF became expanding establishing name in organizing world film festival every year in Rajasthan. The purpose of this film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.

Though the film festivals have became a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, JIFF intends to organize a festival that connects the film fans & movie goers with the world, especially the serious filmmakers & their associates so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

Documentary Films
Best Documentary
Smajl by Philipp Majer - Germany
Special Jury Mention
Chekov’s Everyman by Amir Cohn – Israel
Short Films
Best Short Film
Plein Soleil by Fred Castadot – Belgium
Best Script
Subhajit Dasgupta & Sandeep Shikhar for the film
Chimes by Subhajit Dasgupta – India
Best Director
Hadi Khanjanpour for the film Dr. Illegal – Germany
Best Editor
Alejandro Brodersohn, Alejandro Carrillo Penovi & Jose Manuel
for the film In the Clouds – Argentina
Best Cinematographer

Satchith Paulose for the film Listener by Tarun Dudeja – India

Best Sound Editor
Wim Frenssen for the film The Pond by Jeroen Dumoulein – Belgium
Special Jury Mention

Dany Rabbit by Martin Talbot Henri, Louis-Philippe Beauchamp – Canada

Best Comedy Film
El’ Ayichi by Devashish Makhija – India
Best Children Film
Blinder Passagier by Maria Brendle – Switzerland
Best Current Issue Film

Good Luck Café by Yuvraj Singh, Luke Kenny – India

Best Political Film
Ausstieg Rechts (Exit Right) by Rupert Holler, Bernhard Wenger – Germany

Best Women Film
Best Friend Forever by Sandeep Modi – India

Best War and Peace Film
Nabilah by Paul Meschuh – Afghanistan
Best Romantic Film
Into the Clouds by Marcelo Mitnik – Argentina
Best Horror Film
The Pond by Jeroen Dumoulein – Belgium
Coming Stars Panorama
Best Upcoming Film
A Bohemia Musician by Rochak Sahu – India
Special Jury Mention
Razor by Rajko Ristanovic – India

U Turn Rajasthan Panorama
Best Film
Cheer by Deepankar Prakash – India

Animation Category
Best Animation Film
True Love Story by Gitanjali – India
Special Jury Mention Animation Film
Yellow by Nishant Bahukhandi – India
Feature Film Category
Monochrome by Tom Lawes – United Kingdom
Red Rose

Piku – Motion se hi Emotion by Shoojit Sircar – India
Green RoseUntil Ahmed Returns by Sadegh Daghighi – Iran

Yellow Rose
Misfortune by Desmond Devenish – USA
Best Debutante Director
Hasan Nazer for the film Utopia – Afghanistan
Best Actress Award
Sareh Bayat for the film Oblivion Season by Abbas Rafei – Iran
Best Actor Award
Sarmad Sultan Khoosay for the film Manto by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat – Pakistan
Best Original Screenplay Award
Juhi Chaturvedi for the film Piku – Montion se hi Emotion by Shoojit Sircar – India
Best Sound and Editing Award
Manto by Sarmad Sultan Khoosay - Pakistan
Best Cinematography Award
Monochrome by Tom Lawes – United Kingdom
Special Jury Mention Award
Teenkahon (Three Obsessions) by Bauddhayan Mukherji – India
Best Political Film
Ek Hota Valya by Sharadchandra Jadhav – India

Best Women Film
Track 143 by Narges Abyar – Iran
Best War and Peace Film
Until Ahmad Returns by Sadegh Daghighi – Iran

Best Romantic Film
Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini by R. Chandru – India
Best Horror Film
Maskoun by Sharif Abdunnur, Krystle Houiess – UAE, Lebanon, Egypt

Documentary Feature Film Category
Golden Camel
Iiris Harma for the film Leaving Africa – Finland
Green Rose
Making an Ancient Forest- Kalkalpen National Park by Rita Schlamberger – Austria

Best Sound and Editing Award
K2 and the Invisible Footmen by Iara Lee – USA
Best Cinematography Award
K2 and the Invisible Footmen by Iara Lee – USA
International Screenplay Competition
1st Top Screenplay
The Savage Girl by Owen Renfroe

2nd Top Screenplay
Veni Vidi Fugi by Robert Eugen Popa & Timothy M. Brice – Romania

3rd Top Screenplay
Bhidu by Milind Shinde - India

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