To Let, directed by Spandan Banerjee and produced by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT), has won the award for the best long documentary at the sixth International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, which concluded here on Tuesday.
This or That Particular Person, which looks at what identity documents like Aadhaar mean to people, and Local, a five-minute romantic story set in a city slum, bagged the best short documentary award and the best short fiction award respectively.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy distributed the awards at a function presided over by Minister for Culture K.C. Joseph. Director Spandan Banerjee and producer PSBT would share a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh and a certificate for the best long documentary. Ningal Aranaye Kando, directed by Sunanda Bhat, received a special mention. Bharat Suresh Powar for his film Local, received a cash prize of Rs,50,000 and a certificate for the best short fiction. The best short documentary cash prize of Rs.50,000 will be shared by director Subari Krishnan and producer PSBT for the film This or That Particular Person.
The Navroze Conhactor award for the best documentary cinematographer went to Saurav Sarangi for the film Char - the No Man’s Island.
The best music video award was bagged by The Drowning Song directed by Sandya Daisy Sunderam and produced by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. The best animation film award, which carries a purse of Rs.25,000 and a certificate, was bagged by Black or White directed by Jithin Das and Sibin Anto and produced by the FTII.