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.No||Award Name||Won by||Director|
|1||Golden Conch Award 2020 for Best Documentary Film||Babenco: Tell Me When I Die (Brazilian documentary film)||Barbara Paz|
|2||Silver Conch Award for the Best Short Fiction Film||Marathi film Paavsacha Nibandh (An Essay of Rain)||Nagaraj Manjule|
|3||Silver Conch Award for the Best Animation Film||German film Portrait of Suzanne||Izabela 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, http://188.8.131.52/WriteReadData/userfiles/MIFF%202020%20Awards.pdf
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.
Chief Minister– Uddhav Thackeray
Bird– Yellow-footed green pigeon
National Parks– Chandoli National Park ,Gugamal National Park ,Nawegaon National Park ,Pench National Park.