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Gulabi Talkies bags best Indian film award at 10th OCFF


NEW DELHI: Girish Kasarvalli‘s Kannada film Gulabi Talkies has bagged the best Indian film award at the 10th Osian’s-Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema. The film also swept the best actress award for Umashree at the festival.


Salt of This Sea, a Palestinian-French-Belgium co-production by Annamarie Jacir, won the special jury award.


The best film award in the Asia Pacific competition went to Tokyo Sonata by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Nuri Bilge Ceylan was named the best director for Three Monkeys.


Amor Hakkar‘s The Yellow House brought him the best actor award in this category, while the best actress award was shared by Hiam Abbas and Rona Lipaz- Michael for The Lemon Tree.


The First Features award went to Confessional by Ruel Dahis Antipuesto and Jerrold Viacrucis Tarog.


In the Indian competition, Remo received the best director award for A Story of Red Hills.

The best actor award was shared by Rajat Kapur and Govind Namdeo for Pryas Gupta‘s The Prisoner and Maqbool Khan‘s Kabootar respectively.


The NETPAC (Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema) Jury award went to Bioscope by K.M. Madhusudhanan while the FIPRESCI Competition award went to Pakistani film Ramchand Pakistani. The film is directed by Mehreen Jabbar.

The audience award went to The Band’s Visit by Eran Kolirin.


Additionally,the festival this year bestowed the Osian‘s Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Cinema to filmmaker Mrinal Sen. The writer’s award, renamed as the Aruna Vasudev Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Cinema, was presented to Jose "Pete" F Lacaba from the Philippines.


The Festival was organised at Siri Fort complex and the Alliance Francaise in New Delhi from 10 to 20 July 2008 by Osian‘s Connoisseurs of Art in association with the Government of Delhi.

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