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Documentary on poet ‘Vidrohi’ wins top honor at Miff 2012

9 February 2012 9:45 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Nitin Kumar Pamnani’s  I am Your Poet won the Best Documentary Film (upto 40 minutes duration) award comprising the Golden Conch and Rs. 5 lakh at the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation films.

Pamnani’s film in Hindi and Bhojpuri is about the poetry of Rama Shankar Yadav ‘Vidrohi.’

Shape of the Shapeless by the New York based film maker Jayant Cherian was adjudged the second Best short Film with Silver Conch and Rs. 250,000/- in cash.

Kim Longinotto’s Pink Saris won the Golden Conch for Best Documentary Film above 40 minutes duration.   The British film maker’s documentary tells the story of the ‘Gulabi Gang’  which is active in Uttar Pradesh, empowering women.

The Silver Conch for Best Documentary above 40 minutes duration is shared by Dreaming Taj Mahal by Nirmal Chandar and the Russian entry Home by Olga Maurina.

The Golden Conch for Best Fiction »

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V Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award to Mike Pandey at Miff 2012

3 February 2012 5:25 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Mike Pandey

Veteran environmental film maker Mike Pandey has been honoured with the V  Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival – Miff 2012. The award carries a citation, a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs.

The Award was presented to Mike Pandey by the Governor of Maharashtra, K Sankaranarayanan in the presence of Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Chaudhury Mohan Jathua,  veteran film historian Vijaya Mulay and popular Marathi actor Amrutha Khanvilkar at the opening ceremony of the festival on Friday.

Mike Pandey is one of India’s foremost wildlife and environmental filmmakers with over 300 national and international awards. He has made films like  Shores of Silence, The Last Migration, Broken Wings and The Timeless Traveller.

Miff 2012 which will be held from February 3-9 at Ncpa, Nariman Point will showcase more than 101 documentary, short and animation films from 37 countries.  22 awards including the Golden »

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