AWARDS  NIGHT

        CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS & ALL OUR PARTICIPANTS IN THE FILM FESTIVAL

10-12 Nov, 2017

at the Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

                                         Use Dewitt Entrance and Free Parking

Out of the 183 submissions of features and shorts, 11 feature films and 24 short films were selected for the Festival. We would be remiss if we did not mention how hard it was to make the selections. The pool of talent we reviewed was so rich and varied that we must preface the awards announcement with the words of the famous gambler Nick the Greek, "Te next best thing to playing and winning is playing and losing" What matters is that you are in the arena, making art, fighting the good fight, and letting your voice be heard. It is the only way we will find the next Jean-Luc Godard in our midst.

FEATURE FILMS:

BEST FEATURE FILM: THE BILLION COLOR STORY directed by PADMA KUMAR NARASIMHAMURTHY

PEOPLES CHOICE: MY POT OF GOLD directed by PRIYANKA TANWAR

CRITICS CHOICE: CHRONICLES OF HARI directed by ANANYA KASARVALLI

JURY AWARD: KAALICHAT directed by

FESTIVAL PATRON'S AWARD: HALF TICKET directed by SAMIT KAKAD

BEST DIRECTOR: ANANYA KASARVALLI (The Chronicles of Hari)

BEST DIRECTOR NARRATIVE: PADMA KUMAR NARASIMHAMURTHY (Billion Color Story)

BEST DIRECTOR DRAMA: JENIFER REED (Signature Move)

SCREENING JURY AWARD BEST DIRECTOR: SHANKEY CINEVASAN (The Last Smile)

SHORT FILMS:

BEST SHORT FILM: DARJEELING directed by Amartya Bhattacharya

BEST SHORT FILM DRAMA: I SEE YOU  directed by Manjari Makhijani

PEOPLES CHOICE: LEECHES  directed by Payal Sethi

CRITICS CHOICE: ABBA directed by Amar Kaushik

SCREENING JURY AWARD: FANNY PACK directed by Uttera Singh

BEST DIRECTOR SHORT FILM FICTION: DHIRAJ JINDAL (School Bag)

BEST DIRECTOR SHORT FILM  COMEDY: UTTERA SINGH (Fanny Pack)

BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR SHORT FILM DRAMA: JACQUILE KAMBO (Help Wanted)

PATRON'S AWARD BEST DIRECTOR: NEHA SHARMA (Vaibhavi)

SCREENING JURY'S  MENTION: SHYAM KAMBLE (Bhutalya)