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16th MIFF 2020: Babenco: Tell Me When I Die by Barbara Paz bags Golden conch award for best documentary film

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On February 3, 2020, The 16th edition of  Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2020, the oldest international event for non-feature films in South Asia,  was held at Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The festival screens documentaries, short fiction films and animation films &the awards for the best films of the festival have been presented by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the closing ceremony.Golden Conch, Silver Conch and other Special Awards:


S.NoAward NameWon byDirector
1Golden Conch Award 2020 for Best Documentary FilmBabenco: Tell Me When I Die (Brazilian documentary film)Barbara Paz
2Silver Conch Award for the Best Short Fiction FilmMarathi film Paavsacha Nibandh (An Essay of Rain)Nagaraj Manjule
3Silver Conch Award for the Best Animation FilmGerman film Portrait of SuzanneIzabela Plucinska
Indian film Panangaatu Nari (The Fox of the Palmgrove)Divakar S. K.


The full list of award-winning films and filmmakers across various categories can be found here,

i.The prestigious Golden Conch carries a prize of Rs.10 lakh and a golden conch, while the Silver Conch carries a prize of 5 lakh and the silver conch.

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