Another Planet wins IFFI Short Film award
`Another Planet`, directed by Smita Bhide, was adjudged the best film in the international competition section by a jury headed by Indian Director Basu Chatterjee.
The 28-minute film is a touching tale about a young girl, nine-year-old Chandi, trapped in a predicament. She turns to black magic to save her dying mother.
The Silver Lamp Tree Award was won by `Crazy Beats Strong Every Time,` a story on Nigerian community in the US. Directed by Moon Molson, the 27-minute long movie is about an African-American boy in his twenties.
For the first time in this section, a special jury award for Goan films was constituted. The award was given to `Anthony Gonsalves The Music Legend,` directed by by Ashok Rane and produced by Shreekant Joshi and Mrinalini Joshi.
Special Jury award was also given to `Khule Darwaze` (open doors) directed by Ashish Pandey.
In the environment category, a film about the ongoing fight against lethal pesticides, `A Pestering Journey`, won the Vasudha award. Directed by K R Manoj, it is about a voyage through two pesticide tragedies in post-Independence India.
The jury for environment films was headed by Sivan, a Kerala-based filmmaker. SFC (Short Film Section) is a concept introduced by Entertainment Society of Goa, the nodal agency hosting IFFI.
The section had received 218 entries.