Thalaivi screened on last day of Shimla film festival

Shimla, November 28

Bollywood movie 'Thalaivi', based on Tamil Nadu former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's journey from an actress to politician, as well as international films 'Amgahar' and 'Nazi' was screened on the concluding day of the three-day International Film Festival of Shimla, today.

Other highlights were the screening of films 'Shoot the Leopard', based on terror of the animal in HP and Uttarakhand, and 'Tea shop at Narkanda', based on a novel by Sumit Vashisht.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated the award ceremony. Awards were presented to the winning film directors. Urban Development and Town and Country Planning Minister Suresh Bhardwaj was also present on the occasion.

Thakur said the state was constantly emphasising protection of language, art and culture, and films were one of the best modes to conserve them. He said the state had also framed its own film policy to promote shooting of films in the state and signed a Rs100-crore MoU for setting up a film city in the state.

He said the Film Festival of Shimla played an important role in creating a positive atmosphere for film production. — TNS

Award winners

International category

Special jury award: 'Die Grenze' directed by Ronald Unterberger (Germany)

Best film - documentary: 'Co-Husband' directed by Ganesh Panday (Nepal)

Best short film: 'Nazi' directed by Hosein Torkjoosh (Iran)

Best animation film: 'The Boy and the Mountain' directed by Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal (Chile)

National category

Best feature film: 'Daalcheeni' directed by Peenakee Singh and Sisir Kumar Sahu (Orissa)

Best film- documentary: 'Hatti', we exist directed by Viveck Tewari (Mumbai)

Best short film: 'Keni - The Other Kin' directed by Sajesh Mohan (Kerala)

Best animation film: 'Kandittundu' directed by Adithi Krishnadas (Kerala)

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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