Zhang Lu’s La Riviere Tumen, a co-production of South Korea and France won the Government of Maharashtra’s Prabhat Best International Film award at the 9th Pune International Film Festival. Baboo Band Baaja by Rajesh Pinjani won the Sant Tukaram Best Marathi Feature Film, comprising of a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh. The festival came to an end with the award ceremony on Thursday.
Borys Lankosz won the Prabhat Best International Film Director for the film The Reverse (Poland). The special jury award was given to Natalie Smirnoff for Puzzle (Argentina, France).
Veteran actresses Saira Banu and Shashikala were honoured with Life Time Achievement awards while director Subhash Ghai was awarded for his contribution to the film industry in the ninth edition of the festival which ran from January 6-13.