The awards ceremony for the 9th edition of the festival, attended by Zoya Hussain, Imtiaz Ali, Supriya Pathak, Tabu, Abbas-Mustan, Pooja Bhatt, and Anurag Kashyap, was held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Mumbai on 30 September.
Jagran Film Festival 2018: Pankaj Kapur, Anurag Kashyap, Varun Dhawan honoured at awards night
Mumbai - 01 Oct 2018 15:28 IST
After screening 400 movies in 18 different cities across India, the 9th Jagran Film Festival handed out the film honours as part of closing ceremony and awards nights, held at the at the JW Marriott Hotel in Mumbai on Sunday (30 September).
Actor Pankaj Kapur, actress Tabu and filmmakers Kamlesh Pandey and Imtiaz Ali received special honours from the festival while the films Mukkabbaz (2018), Victor's History (2017), Village Rockstars (2018) and Ee.Ma.Yau (2018) were highlighted as the best of the past year.
Veteran actor and filmmaker Pankaj Kapur was awarded with the ‘Icon of Indian Cinema’ award. Kapur was presented with the honour by his Maqbool (2003) co-star Tabu who was given ‘Jagran Film Festival Retrospective Award’.
Veteran screenwriter Kamlesh Pandey received the award for ‘Special Contribution to Cinematic Art’ and while filmmaker Imtiaz Ali received the ‘Rajnigandha Achievers Award’.
Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz (2018) was the big winner of the night with three awards for Best Actress (Zoya Hussain), Best Director, and Best Writing (for Kashyap and Vineet Kumar Singh). Actor Varun Dhawan received Best Actor for his sensitive portrayal in Shoojit Sircar’s October (2018).
Nicolas Chevaillier's first film Victor's History was given the Best Foreign Feature Film, while Rima Das’s Assamese film Village Rockstars, which is India’s entry to next year’s Oscars was given the Best Indian Feature Film trophy.
The Special Jury Awards were given to Ee.Ma.Yau (2018) for ‘Best Film in Indian Language’ and Reema Sengupta’s Counterfeit Kunkoo and Jennifer Rosen’s Lakshya won in the short film category.
Held in cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gorakhpur, Agra, Ludhiana, Hissar, Meerut and Raipur, the 9th edition of the festival came to a close in Mumbai.
Here's the full list of winners:
Icon of Indian Cinema – Pankaj Kapur
Special Contribution to Cinematic Art – Kamlesh Pandey
Rajnigandha Achievers Award – Imtiaz Ali
Jagran Film Festival Retrospective Award – Tabu
Best Actor – Varun Dhawan, October
Best Actress – Zoya Hussain, Mukkabaaz
Best Foreign Feature Film - Victor's History
Best Indian Feature Film – Village Rockstars
Best Director – Anurag Kashyap
Best Writing – Anurag Kashyap, Vineet Kumar Singh
Best Documentary (Feature) - Ask the Sexpert
Best Short Film (International) - The Bridge - Ponte
Best Short Film (Indian) - Everything is Fine
Best Music/Background Score - Amit Trivedi for Secret Superstar
Best Cinematography - Shyju Khalid for Ee. Ma. Yau
Cinema of the Seller (Gold) - YRF Marketing (Sui Dhaaga)
Cinema of the Seller (Silver) - Ogilvy & Mather (MP Tourism)
Cinema of the Seller (Bronze) - Social Kinnect Catch (Bejod Rishta)
Audience Award - Kuch Bheege Alfaaz
Audience Award - Tu Hai Mera Sunday
Special Jury Awards
Best Film in Indian Language – Ee.Ma.Yau
Best Short Film in Indian Language - Counterfeit Kunkoo / Lakshya