1st Jammu Kashmir International Short Film Festival
PUNE, June 15: ‘Foot prints’ by Javid Banday won best feature film award in the 1st Jammu Kashmir International Short Film Festival that concluded on a positive note, here today.
40 films of different genres were screened in the 3-day-long festival. ‘Foot Prints’ bagged best feature film award while ‘Ye Rodiya’ by Sachin Dhar was given 2nd best feature film award. In short film category, Qandeel by Rabiya Nazki was adjudged best film while Kalam by Rohit Shilwant and Khalil by Raahul Sharma shared 2nd best film award. The Stitch by Asiya Zahoor and Good Shot by Shahnawaz Baqal won special jury award.
Daughters of Paradise by Bilal A Jan won best film award in short documentary category while as Climate Change by Abdul Rashid Bhat bagged 2nd best and Cinessence in Kashmir by Pankaj Saxena got special jury award. In the category of feature length documentary, The Last Hope by Raja Shabir Khan was adjudged best film.
In music video category, Koi Nahi by Syed Mudavar and Bilal Bhagat bagged best film while the 2nd best film award went to Sahibo by Shahnawaz Bhat and the special jury award went to Wattan by Umar Imtiyaz, Ameen Bhat and Waheed Jeelani. In student section category, Schizophrenia by Nayeem Ahmad won best film award and Khattay Angoor by Ubaid Zargar got 2nd best film award.
The awards were presented to the winners by ex-Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde. Speaking on the occasion, Shinde said, “This festival has made an effort of spreading peace and equality, and should get Government’s recognition next year. He said that Sanjay Nahar of NGO Sarhad is always concerned about the well- being and progress of the Country and its youth and this Film Festival is the result of his concern.
Sant Singh Mokha, the chief organizer of 400th era of Light of Tegh Bahadur was the chief guest of the closing ceremony. He was accompanied by Rajiv Jalanapure (Director, CEO, Ramoji Film City), Nilesh Navlakha, Sanjay Nahar (Director, Sarhad), Yuvraj Shah, Mushtak Ali Khan (Director, Film Festival) and Shahir Sambhaji Bhagat on the dias.
“We have taken efforts for this film festival from 2019. Our only condition for accepting entries for this festival was the film should have reference of Jammu Kashmir, and we are glad to receive 74 entries for this festival,” said the Director of Film Festival. He said though Jammu Kashmir has no single theatre, the festival receiving such a huge response is certainly commendable.
On the occasion, Rajiv Jalnapure was given by lifetime achievement award. Kashmiri Music Director Nissar Lon and Kashmiri Singer Rani Hajarika were honoured by conferring the first Kundanlal Sehgal National Award by Sarhad Pune.
Some more special awards were also given during the ceremony. Mohammad Salim Aarif, Ashok Kaul, Khwaja Saeed, Dr Payal Sudarshan Lodha (Guide of the UPSC aspirants of Jammu Kashmir), Mushtak Ali Ahmed Khan, Lubna Salim and Shahir Sambhaji Bhagat were also honoured in the ceremony.