BEST FEATURE FILM
Citation: For its ironical look at the tragedies, and joy of small town youth and for a presentation that constantly surprises and delights the spectator with its storytelling.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
SAX IN THE CITY
Citation: For a lyrical journey through the lanes of memories, musicians and Music to discover the magic of Sax in the city of Bombay.
BEST SHORT FILM
DAYS OF AUTUMN
Citation: For quite cinematic meditation on absence and ageing, it creates a small universe forlorn yet hopeful.
BEST SCRIPTWRITER(FEATURE FILM)
NAYANITA SEN DATTA
FILM: - HEAD HUNTER
Citation: For a moving yet non-dramatic unfolding of a story of exploitative forces unleashed against Man and Nature.
BEST ACTOR (FEATURE FILM)
FILM: - THE HEAD HUNTER
Citation: For a convincing portrayal of a man’s first encounter with civilization.
BEST ACTRESS (FEATURE FILM)
FILM: - BOKUL
Citation: For a strong portrayal of a woman living on her own term in a hostile environment.
BEST DIRECTOR (FEATURE FILM)
FILM: -LE LOTTA
Citation: For evolving his own cinematic style to represent the local realities of Dhanbad in a manner effervescent yet tongue-in-cheek.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD (DOCUMENTARY)
Citation: For Visually captivating and multi dimensional approach which goes beyond historical facts and figures.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Citation: For visually captivating and multi dimensional approach which goes beyond historical facts and figures.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR ENSEMBLE CAST
Citation: To the actors for a rocking uninhibited and endearing performance etching out unforgettable characters.