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Two Indian films awarded at Global Film Festival

NEW DELHI: The short feature ‘Bebadelse’ from Sweden, directed by Jonas Moberg, and the documentaryParadiso’ from the United Kingdom, directed by Alessandro Neglini, were given the main awards at the Global Film Festival which concluded in Indore.

The jury, headed by renowned filmmaker S Krishnaswamy, also named two certificates each in the Short Films and documentary categories, apart from three films that came up for special mention.


In the short films category, the two certificates of merit go to the film ‘In the name of Art’ from New Zealand (directed by Mardo El Noor), and from India ‘Midnight Lost and Found’ (by Atul Sabharwal).


In the Documentary category, the two certificates of merit went to the Canadian ‘House of Numbers’ by Brent Leung and the Indian filmChildren of the Pyre’ by Rajesh Jala.


The jury made special mention of the Indian ‘Bilal’ in the Documentary Section, the Taiwanese ‘Grandpa’ in the Short films Section, and the American ‘Sincity Sincerely’ in the Shorts films section.


Jitendra Jain, President of the Film Federation of India which organised the Festival, was present along with Dr Uma Sasi Sarma, Mayor of Indore.


The jury saw 16 Documentary and 40 Short Films. Other members of the jury included Prof Nilotpal Majumdar and Dr K Mohana.

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