AliFF witnesses a grand closing ceremony

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    All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) witnessed a grand closing at Hyderabad, and was attended by eminent film industry professionals like Balachandra Menon, festival director, ALIIFF; Neelakanta, filmmaker; Amir Aghaee, actor, Iran; Jinna Lee, film festival programmer, Korea; Dhanushka Gunathilake, cinematographer, Srilanka; Boodee Keerthisena, filmmaker, Srilanka; Chandra Siddhartha, filmmaker, India; Ajayan Vincent, cinematographer, India; Makfire Miftari, actress/ producer, Kosovo; Hassan Nazee, filmmaker, Iran; Nadaezhda Gorshkova, producer, Russia; Rana Azadivar, actress, Iran; Soo Sung Lee, filmmaker, South Korea; Marianne Borgo, actress, France.
    The closing ceremony saw the prestigious Golden Frame Awards. The award for Best Student Short Film was presented to SAAD (calling) directed by Kunika Kharat (India); the Best Short Film, to The Domestic Fly directed by Aron Horvath (Slovenia); Best Documentary award went toThe Art and Lega Power directed by Richard Uyer Tumitho (Democratic Republic of Congo); TO LET directed by Chezhiyan Ra (India) was adjudged as the Best Indywood Panorama Film; Runaway by Abhishek Saha (India) was givenNETPAC award for the Best Asian Cinema; The Best Debut Director award went to Nima Eghlime (Iran) for the film AMIR; and the Best Feature Film was presented to Octav directed by Serge Ioan Celebidachi (Romania) and PUPA directed by Indrasis Acharya (India).
    An honourable mention was presented to Mashhad by Shabu Kilithattil (UAE) in Best Short Film, Best Debut Director – Sudipta Chakraborty and Levon Haftvan were givenhonourable mentions for the movie Runaway (India) and Kupal (Iran) respectively. The Girl and the Picture by Vanessa Roth (USA) was given an honourable mention in Best Documentary type.

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