The second edition of the festival, curated and organized by actor and filmmaker Riju Bajaj and his team, featured 120 films from 30 countries in 27 languages.
The Great Indian Road Movie bags 2 awards at LIFFT India Filmotsav 2018
Lonavla - 11 Dec 2018 11:13 IST
Updated : 12 Dec 2018 16:10 IST
The five-day film and arts festival, LIFFT India Filmotsav, concluded on Monday (10 December) in Lonavala. The second edition of the festival, curated and organized by actor and filmmaker Riju Bajaj and his team, featured 120 films from 30 countries in about 27 languages.
Vivek Sharma's A Game Called Relationship was the opening film of the festival, while Sridhar Rangayan's Evening Shadows was the closing film.
This year, the festival felicitated filmmaker Rahul Rawail with the Lifetime Achievement LIFFT India award for his contribution to international cinema. The award for Best Film was given to Ako. The Best Actor (Female) award was given to Perla Encinas for her performance in The Alley. Meanwhile, Eric da Silva walked away with Best Actor award for A Sublime Life. The award is given in the name of Om Puri by Om Puri Foundation.
LIFFT India Filmotsav is one of the rare festivals that has an award category for Best Producer as well. This year, it went to Abhilash S Pillai for The Great Indian Road Movie.
For short films, the award for Best Indian Short Film went to Bhookh and the award for Best Children’s Film went to Protection. The award for Best Child Actor (Female) went to Cvita Viljac for Anka, while Master Ashray went home with the award for Best Child Actor (Male) for The Great Indian Road Movie.
The Best Popular Film award went to SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017).
Theatre veteran Atul Kumar was presented with the LIFFT India Honour for his contribution to dramatics.
Apart from films, the festival also showcased paintings, short plays, book readings, and dance and music concerts.
Here is a complete list of LIFFT India Filmotsav 2018 winners:
Best Child Actor (Female) - Cvita Viljac for Anka
Best Child Actor (Male) – Master Aashray Pillai for The Great Indian Road Movie
Best Music Video Film – Payam Ghorbani for You Do Not Perceive
VK Murthy Award for Best Cinematography – Akash Raj for Three And A Half
Best Sound Design – Antonio Di Lario for Il Viaggio
Renu Saluja Award for Best Editing – Fredrick J Chen for Lost In The Apocalypse
Sameer Chanda Award for Best Production Design – Madhur Madhavan for Three And A Half
Best Short Film (Indian) – Bhukh by Vaibhav Dange 1
Khemchand Prakash Award for Best Music – Alex Olivas for The Alley
Best Supporting Actor (Female) for Feature film – Suhasini Mulay for Three And A Half
Best Supporting Actor (Male) for Feature film – Rui Oliveira for A Sublime Life
Best Actor (Female) – Perla Encinas for The Alley
Om Puri Award for Best Actor (Male) – Eric Da Dilva for A Sublime Life
Best Original Screenplay (Script) – Jessi Thind for Lions Of The Sea
Best Screenplay – A Sublime Life
Best Debut Director (Feature film) – Sky Wang for Lost In Apocalypse
Best Feature Film – Ako by Naki Gholizadeh
Jury Award – Mi’Raj by Tariq Umarn Khan and Sapan Narula
Best Producer – Abhilash Pillai for The Great Indian Road Movie
Best LGBTQ Film – Evening Shadows
Best Animation Film – Nora
Best Documentary – Myth
Best Wildlife Film – The World’s Famous Tiger
Best Green Film – Suryaganga
Best Student Film - The Hobbyist
Best Children’s Film – Protection
Best Director – Alfredo Arciero for Il Viaggio
Best Popular Film – Baahubal: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion
Best Micro Short Film - Mariposas
Best Actor Short Film (Male) – Akkillas Karazesis for Freezer
Best Actor Short Film (Female) – Farida Jalal in Mehram
Best Short Film (International/ Foreign) – Breathing
LIFFT India Honour for Theatre – Atul Kukar
LIFFT India Honour for Literature and Film Journalism – Arvind Kumar
LIFFT India Honour for Fine Arts – Sunil Kandalloor