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”.
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.
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.
|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|
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.