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7th International Children's Film Festival Award Winners
 

1. Best children's Feature Film award is given to the Iranian film
Borderless
directed by Amir Hossein Asgari and produced by Mojtaba Amini
{The director gets a Golden trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs.100,000/- and the producer gets a certificate and a cash prize of Rs.100,000/-}

Citation: The Best Children’s Feature Film Award is given to BORDERLESS for its minimalist yet powerful depiction of the resourcefulness of a boy trapped in a conflict zone, and of the ability of people to rise above divisions created by politics and war.

 

2. Best Animation Feature Film award
Unfortunately the Jury could not find a suitable film for this award and so no award is given.

 

3. Best Documentary (feature length) award is shared between the
Palestine film Flying Paper directed by Nitin Sawhney & Roger Hill and produced by Uzma Hassan and the Taiwanese film Travel of Sowing directed by ChenKuan-Yu and produced by Hakka TV

The total prize money of Rs. 1.5 Lakhs is divided among the two films (each director gets One Golden Trophy and will get Rs. 50,000 each and each producer will get Rs. 25,000/-)

Citation:  The Best Documentary Award is given jointly to:
FLYING PAPER for its life-affirming celebration of the tenacity of children thirsting for freedom in a war-affected region, and for its innovative blend of animation and live action to underscore the survival of hope amid despair.

TRAVEL OF SOWING for its endearing and unique take on a Taiwanese boy discovering the joys of community living, alternative vocational training, natural farming and working towards a sustainable future, delivered with an impressive lightness of touch
 

4. Best Short Fiction Film award is given to the:
Kurdish film I am Sami directed by Kae Bahar and produced by Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard, Kae Bahar of Joka films

The director gets a silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 60,000/-   and the producers gets a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/.

Citation: I am Sami is a 10 year old boy’s story in a war affected country. We chose the movie because of it's a touching storyline which deals with war and at the same time depicts family love and friendship. Sami's decision to respond to the aggression of American soldiers by a peaceful methods was unexpected. Although the film is set on a very violent issue it ends up depicting a very sensitive side of society.

 
5. Special Mention for the short Fiction film
The young jury would like to recommend a special mention certificate to José Trigueiros the director of the Spanish short film God by the Neck.
 

6.  Best Short Animation Film award goes to the film:
Spanish film Strings directed by Pedro Solis Garcia and produced by Nicolás Matji

The director gets a Silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs.60,000/- and the producer gets a certificate and a cash prize of  Rs. 40,000/-

Citation: We present this award to the film strings, as it displays a development of a beautiful affection supposedly friendship. Even though the boy is physically unwell, Maria makes him feel no less and helps him play using strings  & that makes him happy and strong. The movie was very touching and we all personally loved watching it.

 

7. Special Mention for the short animation film
The young jury would like to recommend a special mention certificate to Jacob Frey the director of the German short animation film The present.

 

8. Best Short Documentary Film Award goes to the French film
The Life Cycle of the Swallow tail Butterfly
produced and directed by Lanceau Yves.
The director gets a silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 60,000/-   and the producer gets a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/.
           
Citation: The life cycle of a swallow tail butterfly is a well-directed documentary that Depicts the entire life cycle of a swallow tail butterfly. The effort done especially by the cameramen is clearly seen through the extraordinary visuals of the documentary

 

9. Dr Jagdish Gandhi Special Jury Award:
The Young and Main jury recommend the Dr Jagdish Gandhi Special Jury Award to the Indian film Gunjaa directed by Mrinal Dev and produced by Pratima Lal and  KanhaiyaLal

A Silver trophy and cash prize of Rs. 100,000/- to be shared (The director gets a Silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 60,000/- and the producers get a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-)

Citation: The Dr Jagdish Gandhi Special Jury Award is given to GUNJAA for the understated and sensitive manner in which it articulates the adverse effects of poverty and social discrimination on a girl child’s desire for education. 

 

10. Smt Bharati Gandhi Audience award:
After interviewing the students during various shows by the CMS team, it was decided by the Festival Director to award the SmtBharati Gandhi Audience award to the Indian Feature film A Daughter's Dream directed by Manto Pashupatinath and produced by AviKeswani &Girish Keswani: A Silver trophy and cash prize of    Rs. 100,000/- to be shared (The director gets a Silver trophy, a certificate and a cash prize of  Rs 60,000/- and the producers get a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 40,000/-}

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