'Placebo', 'Agli Baar' Win Big At Mumbai International Film Festival!

By Nita Deshmukh. Posted on February 04, 2016

14th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Animation and Short Films (MIFF) concluded on Wednesday evening with the announcement of the festival winners across various categories. This year the festival showcased over 385 films across the world.

Abhay Kumar’s Placebo and Swiss film My Name is Salt by Farida Pacha shared the Gold Conch award for the Best Feature length Documentary Film at this year's Mumbai International Film Festival. Placebo swept three awards including Golden Conch for best film in International Competition, Best Editing in International competition & Pramod Pati award for the most innovative film at the festival.

"These awards are special for many reasons, most of all because we won at home. No better feeling to cap off the festival journey,” mentions Abhay Kumar on his Facebook page after winning the award.

Manipuri documentary Phum Shang by Hao Bam Pabankumar won the Golden Conch Award for the Best Documentary Film (upto 60 minutes) whereas filmmaker Devashish Makhija’s Agli Baar shared the Best Short Fiction Film honors with the UK entry Solo Finale by Ingo Putze.

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Here’s the complete list of awards:

International Competition

  1. Golden Conch – Best Documentary Film( Upto 60 minutes) Phum Shang by Haobam Paban Kumar, India
  2. Golden Conch- Best Feature length Documentary- My Name is Salt by Farida Pacha, Switzerland & Placebo by Abhay Kumar, India
  3. Most Innovative Film – Placebo By Abhay Kumar, India
  4. Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the Best Debut Film - Far From Home by Nitesh Anjan , Denmark
  5. Best Animation Film – Chhaya by Debanjan Nandy, India
  6. Best Short Fiction Film- Agli Baar by Devashish Makhija, India & Solo Finale by Ingo Putze, UK

National Competition

  1. Best Documentary (Upto 60 minutes) – Famous in Amdavad by Hardik Mehta, Gujarat
  2. Best Feature length documentary- Fire Flies In The Abyss by Chandrashekhar Redyy, Bengaluru
  3. Best Short Fiction Film- Alice by Satinder Singh Bedi, Chennai & Last Mango Before The Mansoon by Payal Kapadia, Mumbai
  4. IDPA Award for Best Student Film- Going Home by Nirarajankumar Kujur, Jharkhand.


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