Mrinal Sen, Pete Lacaba to receive lifetime achievement award

MUMBAI: The 10th Osian‘s-Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema has announced the winners of the prestigious lifetime achievement awards.

While the Osian‘s lifetime achievement award for contribution to cinema is being awarded to Indian filmmaker Mrinal Sen, the Aruna Vasudev lifetime achievement award for writing on cinema will be conferred on Jose "Pete" F. Lacaba.

Mrinal Sen, a pioneer of the alternative cinema movement, is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Jose F. Lacaba poet, journalist, editor, translator, and screenwriter, is a bilingual writer who writes both in English and Filipino. He is the author of six poetry collections in Filipino and a collection of journalistic reportage in English, Days of Disquiet and Nights of Rage.

The winners of the lifetime achievement ward will be presented with Rs 8,00,000 each.

Osian‘s Cinefan joint festival director said, "We are delighted to honour two eminent personalities from the world of cinema. Both have contributed in a seminal way to the seventh art and both have placed on their works an individual and creative stamp".

The 10-day event, which begins on 10 July this year, will be held in New Delhi.

Also, a curtain raiser to the festival will be held in Mumbai on 13 and 14 June.

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