The second International Film Festival of Shimla which screened films from around 22 countries ended today, with Bangladeshi movie “Aina-the mirror”, bagging the award for best short film in the International category.
The award for best feature film in national category was bagged by “Tulsiapa”, an Odiya movie directed by Amiya Patnaik.
Bangladeshi movie “Aina-the mirror”, directed by by MD Tauquir Islam won the first prize for best short film in the International category.
The event was organised by Himalayan Velocity in collaboration with Art Language and Culture Department of Himachal Government.
Governor Acharya Devvrat gave away the awards to the winners. He saw the premiere of the movie “Laal Hota Darakht”, directed by Dev Kanya Thakur in non competitive section .
The award for best short film in national category was bagged by “Chaukhat-the frame”, directed by Umesh Mohan Bayade from Mumbai.
“Hunt”, directed by Biju Topo of Jharkhand won the award for the best documentary Film.
A Special Jury Award was given to short film “The Poster” (Bangladesh), directed by Ahsif Khan in International category.
Bhagyale Bache Kaharu, a Nepalese movie diected by Ganesh Pandey which dealt with Nepal earthquake victims was adjudged the best documentary movie in International section.
In the animation category, “Agrinoui” from Cyprus directed by Alexis Chaviaras was given the award for best film.
A special jury award was bagged by Malayalam movie Unfriend, directed by Lijin Jose and Shahina Rafee in short films category.
Many other awards were also announced during the function.