Anamika wins best film award in non-fiction category

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Hyderabad, Jan 10 (UNI) 'Anamika,' directed by Rajesh Touchriver, won the best film award in non-fiction category(1-45 minutes) at the Hyderabad International Film Festival short and documentary awards which concluded here today.

In the same category, best director award was given to 'Shifting Prophecy', directed by Merajur Rahman Baruah and the the best film award(1-15 minutes) in the same category to 'Juxapose' directed by Anindya Dey and the best director award went to Thanikella Bharani for his film 'Blue Cross'.

In the fiction(1-45 minutes) category, 'Ichhe Dana' directed by Rwita Dutta won the best film award and Vema Giri won the best director award for his film 'Stones'.

In the fiction(1-15 minutes) category, 'Time Out' bagged the best film award directed by Deepak Rajgor and Pratima Jaidev won the best director award for his film 'Voices of Tomorrow'.

Kachara directed by Jeenifer Alphonse won the special jury award and special mention by jury to 'Paccha Bottu' direced by B Lata Mohan and the film '24 Times 7' directed by T Verghese .

Festival Director Bh S Prakash Reddy, while addresing the gathering said during the week-long festival in seven theatres, as many as 150 films from 35 countries were screened.

Mr Reddy said out of 179 documentaries received, as many as 69 films, 39 in competition section and 30 in non-competition participated in the festival.

He said by showcasing films from countries as far away as Hungary and France, the festival exposed the film fraternity to the latest trends in film-making world over.

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