'Tran Eka Tran' wins best student film award at Twilight '08

MUMBAI: Twilight 2008, which was held as part of the Delhi International Arts Festival, gave away the best student film award to Tran Eka Tran by Ashtha Gohil while Murli Manohar got the best director award for Karan Motcham. Antaral by Ujjwal Utkarsh received a special mention.

The Last Act by Madhavi Tangella of SRFTI (Kolkata) got the screenplay award while The Last Board by N Sundar received special mention in the screenplay category. Trip, by Emannuel Quindo Palo of FTII, Pune, bagged the best script award. In Transit by Arunima Sharma from FTII, Pune, won a special mention for script and also swept the best camera and sound award.

Priyanka Chhabra of the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad won two awards. Her film The Furnished Room got the editing award while Say No To Plastics got a special mention in the animation category. Solo by Anjali Nayar of NID, Ahmedabad, was adjudged the best animation film.

In the Professional’s category, the best screenplay (Fiction) award was given to Jugal Kishore Tayal who made his film Best Friend’s Promise with a handycam. The film has been produced by Dark Wizard.

The screenplay award for animation went to H2O by Nilesh Nevgi for SCNN Production. Sujan Bandhu – a Day with a Boatman by Viplab Majumdar received the best script award for a documentary. In the professional awards, there was special mention of a biographical film on Lenin by Arunava Ganguly.

The Professional category awards were given away by filmmaker Shyam Benegal while the Students’ awards were presented by senior script-writer and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in the presence of film critic Aruna Vasudev who was the Chief Guest. The jury members who included Madan Gopal Singh, Gargi Sen, Namrata Joshi and Amit Sengupta.

Twilight was held at the India Islamic Cultural Centre and the Alliance Francaise, showcasing around 60 short films made by students and budding filmmakers from India.

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