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French film My Little Princess wins top honours at 13th Mumbai Film Festival

By NewsDesk • Published on October 21, 2011

The Golden Gateway Award and cash prize of US $ 100,000 for The Best Film at the 13th Mumbai Film Festival was presented to French film My Little Princess directed by Eva Ionesco.

The festival came to an end with the closing film Dolphin’s Tale directed by Charles Martin Smith starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd amongst others which was followed by the closing night awards function event at ‘Sun n Sand’ hosted by actress Isha Koppikar.

The Silver Gateway Award for Jury Grand Prize and cash prize of US $ 50,000 was presented to Canadian film The Salesman (Le Vendeur) directed by Sebastien Pilote.

The Silver Gateway Award for Best Director was presented to Eva Ionesco for My Little Princess. The Silver Gateway Award for Best Actress was presented to Isabelle Huppert and Anamaria Vartolomei for their performance in the same film.

The Silver Gateway Award for Best Actor was presented to Gilbert Sicotte for his performance in The Salesman (Le Vendeur).

The Silver Gateway Jury Award for Technical Excellence was presented to Diego Poleri for Las Acacias.

The Silver Gateway Special Jury Award was presented to Markus Schleinzer for Michael. The Mumbai Young Critics Silver Gateway Award was also presented to Markus Schleinzer.

The International Lifetime Achievement award was given to Morgan Freeman and Indian Lifetime Achievement award to Gulzar.

Olivia Harrison attended the festival for two days to present George Harrison: Living In The Material World along with editor David Tedeschi.

The festival presented over 200 films from 60 countries.

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