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Syrian film bags top award at Osian's, Indian film wins three

NEW DELHI: Syrian film, The Long Night, directed by Hatem Mohammed, won two awards including the best film prize while Indian film Khargosh, directed by Paresh Kamdar, bagged three awards in the closing ceremony of the 11th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival.


The Long Night also bagged the award presented jointly by the Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) and the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).


Khargosh bagged the Special Mention and the Audience Award and shared the NETPAC-FIPRESCI award.


The best actor and actress awards - Ali Reza Aghakhani and Negar Jhaverian - went to the same film, Before the Burial. The awards were received by director Behnam Behzadi of Iran.


The Special Jury Award went to The Wailing Wall, by Elyse Baccar of Tunisia.


Among short films, the best film award went to The First Film by Panah Panahi of Iran while a special mention was made of Vitthal, by Vinoo Choliparambil of India.


The awards were presented by the founder of the Festival, renowned film critic Aruna Vasudev, filmmaker M S Sathyu, actress Moushmi Chatterjee and actor Rahul Bose, apart from the jury members.


The closing film of the event was Waltz with Bashir, by Ari Folman which is an Israel-Germany-France co-production.


As in previous years, the Festival was organised by Osian’s Connoisseurs of Art in association with the Government of the NCT of Delhi at the Siri Fort Complex and Alliance Francaise in New Delhi.

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