MUMBAI: The sixth Pune International Film Festival
(PIFF) concluded last night in the presence
of celebrities, politicians and cinematic personalities.
Ghai, Suresh Kalmadi, Jackie Shroff, Rati Agnihotri,
Jabbar Patel, Dia Mirza, state minister for
Cultural Affairs Ashok Chavan, Maharashtra state
cultural department secretary Bhushan Gagrani,
Pune mayor Rajlaxmi Bhosale, NEEC president
Anuradha Desai, Pune Municipal Commissioner
Pravinsinh Pardeshi and Sakal Papers Ltd. joint
managing director Abhijit Pawar were present
in the function along with the international
juries and film directors.
on the occasion said, "Pune has now become
the Mecca for screening the latest movies
from around the world. I do hope that next year
too the government will be more actively involved
with this prestigious festival."
Marathi cinema category, Tingya directed
by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni wins the best international
Marathi film. Bipin Nadkarni for Aevedhe
Se Aabhaal got the best screenplay award
while Prateksha Lonkar got the best actor for
the same movie. Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni for the
movie Valu bags the best director award.
the International category, special jury award
goes to Olga Victoria Olga (Time Without
Time) - Argentina. XXY of Argentina won
the best International film award and Teresa
Prata for the film Terra Sonambula (Sleep
Walking Land) - Mozambique bags the best director
international female actor was Ozgu Namal for
Mutluluk and male actor was Cezmi Baskin
for Beynelmilel (International) - Turkey.