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Iranian film – The Boarding House – bags Best Feature Film award at 8th Intn’l Film Fest of Shimla

Under the competitive section, 27 International and 35 National Films under the category of documentaries, animation, feature films, short films, and music videos were screened.

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Shimla: Iranian feature film, “The Boarding House” bagged the Best Feature Film Award at the 8th International Film Festival of Shimla that ended Sunday.

The closing ceremony of three days International Film Festival of Shimla’s 8th edition was presided over by former Director General of Film Divisions, V. S. Kundu on August 28 at Gaiety Theater, Shimla. The best films screened during the three days International Film Festival were awarded under various categories at the International, National, and State levels.

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During the three days of the International film festival, various documentaries, animation, feature films, and short films from 17 different countries including Canada, America, Lebanon, Spain, Iran, Taiwan, Brazil, Iceland, Singapore, Mexico, Australia, Greece, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, etc. were screened. 

Under the competitive section, 27 International and 35 National Films under the category of documentaries, animation, feature films, short films, and music videos were screened. Around 50 national and international Film Directors participated in the 8th International Film festival of Shimla and shared their experience of Film Making with the audience during the open forum at Gaiety Theater.

International

Best Feature Film –

1. The Boarding House

Director: Maryam Ebrahimvand

Country: Iran

Special Jury Feature Film-

1. Stoyan

Director: Roberto Ruiz Cé️spedes

Country: Spain

Best Short Film

1. Footsteps

Director: Hamed Bahrami

Country: Iran

Special Jury Short Film

1. Coffined At 15

Director: Gayatri Kumar

Country: United States of America

2. Polar Bears

Director: Shilpa Krishnan Shukla

Country: Singapore

Special Jury Documentary –

1. Emergence: Out of the Shadows

Director- Vinay Giridhar

Country- Canada

NATIONAL

Best Documentary

1. The First Ink- Memories that make History

Director: Shridhar K S

2. Ripples Under the Skin

Director: Farha Khatun

Special Jury Documentary

1. 15 Seconds A Lifetime

Director: Divya Hemant Kharnare

Best Short Film

1. Sheer Qorma

Director: Faraz Arif Ansari

Special Jury Short Film

1. Kakitham – Paper

Director: Vinoth Veeramani

2. PINKY AND PAPA

Director: Shivang Khanna

3. Kumu

Director: Akanshya Bhagabati

Best Feature Film

1. Chabiwala – The Keysmith

Director: Raja Ghosh

Special Jury Feature Film

1. RAZAA

Director: Amit Sanouria

Best Music Video

1. Rise Up

Director; Ebenezer Annadoss & K Ebiraj

STATE

Himachal

Best Film

1. Keel

Director: Aaryan Harnot

26 Films were screened on the last day of the 8th edition of the International Film festival of Shimla at Gaiety Theater’s MP Hall, Gothic Theater, and Conference Hall. There was an open forum during the Film Festival where filmmakers shared their experiences and discussed various questions from the audiences related to Film making.

There’s an exhibition from the National Film Archives of India, Pune happening at the Exhibition Hall of Gaiety Theater. The exhibition showcases the artwork and literature from the Film archives.

Along with the screening of the Film Festival happening at Gaiety Theater, simultaneous screenings are also happening at Central Jail Kanda and Nahan Jail for the inmates.

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