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Parque Via wins best film award

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celebrity: Enrique Rivero, director of Parque Via, with the Golden Crow Pheasant Award. —
celebrity: Enrique Rivero, director of Parque Via, with the Golden Crow Pheasant Award. —

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Mariana Rondon gets best director award for her Postcards from Leningrad

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Spanish film Parque Via, directed by Mexican film-maker Enrique Rivero, won the Golden Crow Pheasant Award for the best feature film and Mariana Rondon, who directed Postcards from Leningrad, the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the best director in the 13th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) which concluded here on Friday. Postcards from Leningrad also won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award.

The Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the best debutant director went to Huseyin Karabey for his Turkish film My Marlon and Brando. The film also won the Network for the Promotion of Asian Film Centre (NETPAC) Award for the best Asian film.

Sri Lankan film Machan, directed by Uberto Pasolini, won the Audience Prize. Nandita Das, director of Firaaq won the special jury award. The Yellow House of Algerian film-maker Amor Hakker also won the special jury award.

The FIPRESCI Award for the best Malayalam film went to Manjadi Kuru, directed by Anjali Menon. She also bagged the Hassankutty award introduced this year for the best debutant Indian director. The NETPAC Award for the best Malayalam film was bagged by Adayalangal, directed by M.G. Sasi.

Sangeetha Unnithan, The Hindu; Sajeev Pazhoor, Desabhimani; and Seeji Kadakkal, Indiavision; won the media awards for best reporting. Anil K. Nambiar of All India Radio won a special jury mention.

The Golden Crow Pheasant Award for the best feature film comprises a cash prize of Rs.10 lakh and a statuette. The Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the best director carries a purse of Rs.3 lakh and the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the best debut director, Rs.2 lakh. Audience Prize has a cash component of Rs.1 lakh and the Hassankutty Award Rs.50,000.

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