East Timor film ‘Beatriz’s War’ bagged Golden Peacock award for the Best Film.
It was a day of awards and recognitions when 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2013) came to close on Saturday, 30th November 2013.
East Timor film ‘Beatriz’s War’ bagged Golden Peacock award for the Best Film. Directed by Bety Reis and Luigi Acquisto, the critically acclaimed movie is a passionate story of one woman’s conviction to remain true to the man she loves. The award carries a Golden Peacock statuette, a certificate and a Cash Prize of Rs. 40 lakh (Rs. 4 million).
Indian Director Kaushik Ganguli received the award for Best Director for his Bengali film ‘Apur Panchali’. The award carries a Silver Peacock, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 15 lakh. Special Jury Award went to Turkish film ‘Thou Gild’st The Even’, directed by Onur Unlu. The award comprises a Silver Peacock, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 15 lakh (Rs. 1.5 million).
The Special Centenary Award was given to Bengali film ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’, directed by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee. The award carries a Silver Peacock, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh (Rs. 1 million).
The last day of the festival also witnessed Alon Moni Aboutboul winning Best Actor (Male) award for his performance in Israeli movie – ‘A Place in Heaven’. He received the Silver Peacock, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh (Rs. 1 million).
Best Actor (Female) award was presented to Boczarska Magdalena for her excellent performance in Polish film, ‘In Hiding’. The Award carries a Silver Peacock, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh (Rs. 1 million)..
Justin Chadwick’s film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ was the last film to be screened at the event before the curtains for IFFI 2013 were finally dropped.
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