With the intention to promote the culture of independent filmmaking, the two-day International Film Festival of Prayag was held in Delhi which came to an end today. Veteran actor Ranjeet; Gaurav Dwivedi – General Secretary, Film Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh; writer Harvinder Mankkar , actress Gizele Thakral , comedian Banwari Jhol, Actor Nasir Khan and Hasan Haider, Founder & Director of IFFP were present during the festival.
A tribute was made to the late actor Om Puri who was the Chief Guest during the 1st IFFP held in Prayag.
Johnny walkers received the Godfather of Comedy Awards received by His Son Nasir Khan while Rajpal Yadav was bestowed with the Best Entertainer in Bollywood. Kaali Chaat won the Best Feature Film Award and lead actor Prakash Deshmukh from the same film bagged the Best Actor Award. Shruti Ulfat won Best Actress Award for Amrita & I. Director Karmik Varm won the best Promotional short film on Social Issus award for short film Hawa Badlo.
Enthusiasts have submitted films in categories like Documentary, Short Fiction, Short Animation & Feature Film.The previous two editions of International Film Festival of Prayag were held in Prayag amongst much fanfare. The film festival featured the screening of independent cinema submitted by filmmakers, students and professionals from around the world.
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award while veteran actor Ranjeet was felicitated with the Living Legend Award. Manoj Tiwari was presented the Shan-e-Prayag 2017 award.
Ab To Patti Khol Do, a special film on Swachh Bharat was showcased on the opening day followed by the screening of the selected films from different filmmakers and genres. The second day of the festival had its own flavour with some lecture sessions, interaction between guest speakers and audience.
Hasan Haider, Founder, IFFP & Owner, Z & Z Media Pvt. Ltd says, “We are super excited to present the third edition of IFFP in Delhi. I am sure movie goers had a gala time during the screenings at the film fest. The city of Delhi proved to be a great host.”
The 3rd International Film Festival of Prayag featured entries from countries like India, UAE Dubai, Sweden, Iran, Canada, Italy, Japan, Spain, China, Pakistan & Tajikistan.
Here’s the complete list of award winners:
- Mr. Johny Walker – Godfather of Comedy
- Mr. Shyam Benegal – Life Time Achievement Award
- Miss Gizele Thakral — Best Beauty Diva in Bollywood
- Mr. Harvinder Mankkar- Best Writer/Director Award in Bollywood
- Mr. Ranjit – -Living Legend Awards
- Mr Gaurav Dwivedi – Special guest of Honour Guest Award
- Mr. Manoj Tiwari –Shan-e-Prayag -2017
- Rajpal Yadav- Best Entertainer in Bollywood
- GUL REYAZ (Actor/Filmmaker) Honoured with Jury Award
FEATURE FILMS NATIONAL
- Kaali Chaat Best Feature Film Award ( National)
- Zarab Best Director Award (National) Mukul Nag
- Brina Special Jury Award National
BEST MALE ACTOR AWARD
Prakash Deshmukh Film Kaali Chaat Best Actor Awar
BEST FEMALE ACTOR AWARD
Shurti Ulfat Film Amrita & I Best Actress
BEST ACTOR IN NEGATIVE ROLE
Sanjay Mishra Film Brina Best Actor Award
FEATURE FILMS INTERNATIONAL
My Home Town Best Feature Film (international)
SHORT FILMS NATIONAL
- Santolan Best Short film Award (National)
- Mazhabi Ladoo Saurabh Tyagi Best Director Award (National)
- Amrita & I Special jury Award (National)
SHORT FILMS INTERNATIONAL
- La Femeet Le TGV Best Short Film (International)
- Sweet Hurt Best Director (International)Becquart Sandrine
DOCUMENTARY FILMS NATIONAL
- Nibhrotochari Best Documentary Film Award (National)
- The Take Over Best Director Award (National)Jennifer Alphonses
- Rangzen Special Jury Award (National)
DOCUMENTARY FILMS INTERNATIONAL
- Gong QUUI Zhuo (The Tibeten Girl) Best Film Award International
- Eye of India Best Director (Benn Berkeley)
Best Promotional Short Film on Social Issues
Hawa Badlo : Karmik Varma
Hope The Boat Best Animation Film Award
SWATCH BHARART FILMS
Arjun Best concept Award