Ananth Mahadevan's short film awarded at Kolkata festival

NEW DELHI:‘State of the Art‘ by renowned filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan has won the best film award at the Kolkata International Short Film Festival.

The Festival which concluded yesterday was organized by Minioxoffice, a Noida-based short films marketing & promotion company.

Festival director Rambhul Singh said the festival also observed a centenary of Indian cinema. The festival was dedicated to short filmmakers and aimed to provide platform for aspiring and professional filmmakers as well as for students of filmmaking, to showcase their talent and also networking opportunities.

The reputed national award winning Bengali film director Atanu Ghosh was the festival jury along with reputed folk and Bengali singer Dippanita Acharya. Arijit Dutta, reputed film producer & MD of Priya Entertainment, was the chief guest at the award ceremony.

The festival had received 126 shorts films, including from Iran, Spain, Israel and UK. The selection panel had shortlisted 42 of these films. The festival screened shortlisted short films, documentaries and animation and music videos. The festival featured Spanish and Iranian film packages. A master class on short films marketing, promotion and revenue generation through was also conducted.

Other award winners are the festival:

Best Short Film (Student)

‘Chatkhaara‘ by Syed Maaz Kazmi, produced by Department of Communication Studies, Pune University

Best Short Film

‘Pranayathil Oruval Vazhthappedum Vidham‘ by Manilal, produced by Independent, Trisoor

Best Documentary Film (Student)

‘In Rags‘ by Abhishek Chandra,, produced by NID, Ahmadabad

Best Animation Film (Student)

‘A Story‘ by Laxmikanta Jena, produced by We7 Team, ZICA, Bhubaneswar

Best Animation Film

‘Romeo Spikes‘ by K D Shybu, produced by Vismayas Max Animations, Trivandrum

Best Music Video

‘Distance‘ by Arnab Chatterjee, producer: Wiztoonz Academy of Media & Design, Bangalore

Special Festival Mention- Jury

1. ‘Imagination‘ (Short Film) by Anto, produced by Nietzche Production House

2. ‘Miss Shoe-Bra Negi‘ (Short Film) by Barnali Ray Shukla, produced by

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