Miss Lovely and Aquí Y Alla bag top awards at Mumbai Film Festival 2012
In the newly introduced competition section for Indian feature films ‘India Gold’, Miss Lovely was announced as the Best Film and awarded the Golden Gateway of India Trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival 2012. Hansal Mehta’s “Shahid” won the second award in the category with a Silver Gateway trophy and cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh.
The Special Jury Award of a Silver Gateway of India trophy was given to Manjeet Singh for “Mumbai Cha Raja”. The Reliance Media Works CreaTech (Creativity & Technology) Award was bestowed upon the makers of Miss Lovely, who will be entitled to utilize the resources Reliance Media Works Service Solutions for a value up to Rs.1 lakh.
Jury Grand Prize of the Silver Gateway of India Award and cash prize of US$ 50,000 was won by “Beast Of The Southern Wild”. The Silver Gateway Award for Best Director was given to Antonio Méndez Esparza for Aquí Y Alla´ (Here And There), Silver Gateway Of India Award for Best Actor was handed to Dwight Henry for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Best Actress Award picked up by Julia Garner for Electrick Children. The Jury Award of Technical Excellence was awarded to Pankaj Kumar for Ship Of Theseus. The Special Jury Award was given to Musa Sayeed for Valley Of Saints.
‘Celebrate Age’ competition category presented in association with the Harmony Silvers Foundation announced Night Boats (Nocni brodovi) by Igor Mirkovic as the Best Film while The Delay (La Demora) by Rodrigo Pla the was awarded as the Runner’s –Up to the Best Film. Ping Pong by Hugh Hartford received the Special Mention by Jury.
Dimensions Mumbai, a short film competition segment that featured works by young Mumbaikars below the age of 25 years depicting aspects of life in Mumbai announced Local by Bharat Singh Pawar as the Best Film in the category while the Runner’s Up to the Best Film was awarded to Aakhon Dekha Haal by Sudhanshu Prakash Sawant. Films Bombay Kulfi by Vaibhav Hiwase and Karwaa by Errol Peter Marks and Aaditya Sawant received the Special Mention by the Jury.
Best Film by Mumbai Young Critics was awarded to “Beasts of the Southern Wild” by Benh Zeitlin. “The Hunt” was selected as the winner of the Audience Choice Award and given the Silver Gateway Award and US $ 20,000.