French film 'Los Perros' adjudged best in KIFF
18 Nov 2017 - 9:57
Kolkata: French celluloid venture "Los Perros" directed by Marcela Said won the award for the best film in the International Competition category of the 23rd Kolkata Internaitonal Film Festival (KIFF) here on Friday.
The 94-minute film won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award for best film that comprised a purse of Rs 51 lakh and a trophy, the organisers announced at the media conference.
The Best Director award in the same category was bagged by Iceland's Asa Helga Hjorleifsdottir for the film "Swan". Hjorleifsdottir's representatives were handed thee Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award that included a cheque of Rs 21 lakh and a trophy.
Veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee handed over the awards.
Iran's "Kupal" directed by Kazem Mollaie and Poland's "Birds Are Singing in Kigali" produced by Joanna Koskrauze and Krzysztof Krauze were jointly given The Jury Special Mention Award on Innovation in Moving Images section.
Nepalese creation "Goodbye Kathmandu" by Nabin Subba was adjudged the best film in the Asian Select (Netpack award).
The Hiralal Sen Memorial Award for the best director in the Indian language film section went to Bijukumar Damodaran for his film "Sound of Silence".
The Jury Special Mention Award in the same section was won by "Pathumma" directed by Panchakshari.
In the short films category, "Chahat Ke Gubbare" by Amritanshu got the award for best film.
In the documentary section, the best short film award went to "Mrityubhoj" (the death feast) directed by by Akanksha Sood.
Delegates from over 20 countries attended the eight-day festival, where 143 films from India and abroad were screened.