Blind Mind – Best Feature Film & Best Child Artist Award For "Shreyanshi Barot" (India)
BLIND MIND is a story of a poor and small happy family which is struck by tragedy when their 6 year old daughter gets paralyzed in an accident and confined to bed. The couple try to cope with the situation when the wife dies leaving him all alone to care for the growing daughter. As if this was not enough at a certain point the adolescent daughter gets raped and the father gets blamed for the act. This film deals with the journey of a father dealing with the stigma of a narrow minded society to prove the purity of a father daughter relationship.
The Oasis – Best Documentary Award (India)
In the desert of concrete and pollution in Kolkata there is an oasis. The architect of this oasis is Mr. Dhananjoy Chakraborty, popularly known as Bapi da. He has two cars—a Yellow Taxi and a Cartoon car. The Yellow Taxi is used to ride in routes and the Cartoon car is used for private riding. He has made his two cars gardens full of grass and plants. The roofs of the cars are covered with velvety green grass and there are many plants at the back of the seat. Every day in the morning he looks after the vegetation in the cars with his own hands. All day long this oasis moves across the city tirelessly to purify the desert of concrete. The passengers are very much pleased riding in this Taxi. Actually Dhananjoy is a votary of nature. He lives in a small room teeming with plants. Leaving the family in other place Dhananjoy lives alone in nature and with nature. He dreams of a pollution-free green world.
Indian Short Film Category
Pesa Madanthai – Special Mention & Best Actress Award For "Lakshmi Anand"
Pesa madandhai, is a social issue drama that deals with sexism, prejudices and discrimination against women, in the pretext of socio-cultural beliefs. When Madhu turns up at the door , beaten and badly bruised, her parents discover shocking truths about their beloved daughter’s life. Confronted with the grim reality, they have to either mend their ways or lose their daughter forever.
Animation Short Film Category
Creatures In My House – Best Stop Motion Animation & Best Women Filmmaker Award (United States)
The exquisitely handcrafted world in this stop motion animated short, follows a house full of peculiar monsters waking up amuck in this askew home. This quirky and tactile household is full of frenetic energy set off by the morning alarm. Discover what the ruckus in the kitchen is really about in this colorful nod to film noir and German expressionism. It’s horrifyingly delightful.