Mahesh Manjrekar’s Kaksparsh was named the Best Marathi Feature Film at the recently concluded Pune International Film Festival. Manjrekar and co-producer Aniruddha Deshpande won a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.
The Best Marathi Film Director Award went to Gajendra Ahire for Anumati. Jitendra Joshi was awarded the Best Marathi Film Actor Award for his work in Tukaram. Sumitra Bhave won the Best Screenplay Award for Samhita and the Best Cinematographer Award went to Rajan Kothari for Tukaram.
In the World Cinema Competition, German film Barbara by Christian Petzold won the Best International Feature Film Award. Best International Feature Film Director Award went to Rodrigo Pla for Uruguay-Mexico-France co-production The Delay. A special mention was presented to Turkish film Araf –Somewhere in Between. Another special mention went to script writer Ali Mosaffa for his contribution in Iranian film The Last Step. The Audience Award in World Competition was presented to Wojciech Smarzowski for Rose (Poland).
The 11th edition Pune International Film Festival was held from 10th to 17 January, 2013.