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Golden Conch Award presented to Manipuri documentary “Phum-Shang”

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Golden Conch Award for the best documentary has been conferred upon Manipuri documentary film “Phum Shang” at 14th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF).

  • Gold Conch Award for the best feature length documentary film shared by Swiss film “My Name Is Salt” and an Indian film “Placebo”.

Golden Conch Award presented to Manipuri documentary “Phum-Shang”About “Phum Shang”:
“Directed by Hao Bam Pabankumar had critically inspected the serious ecological problems encountered at Loktak Lake, the largest fresh-water lake in northeast India located in Manipur. It is considered a dying lake due to unchecked human activity.

  • Pabankumar won the Golden Conch Award and a cash prize of Rs.3 lakh.

About “My Name Is Salt”:
Directed by Mumbai-born but Zurich-based Farida Pacha is the saga of the journey of thousands of families in the Rann of Kutchh in Gujarat to extract the whitest salt in the world.

  • The film also won the best cinematographer award.

About “Placebo”:
Directed by Abhay Kumar, Chandigarh-based filmmaker explored the stress and pressures faced by medical students in the country.

  • The film also won the award for the best editor and the most innovative film.

Other Awards

Category Movie Director
Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Best Debut Film of a director Far From Home Nitesh Anjan (Based in Denmark)
Animation category Chhaya Debanjan Nandy
Best short fiction film Agli Baar Devashish Makhija
Best student film Going Home Niranjankumar Kujur


About MIFF:
Established in 1990, Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF) is a biennial festival which is organized by the active collaboration of Government of Maharashtra and the Indian Documentary Producer’s Association.