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Former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde presents an award to a filmmaker during the closing ceremony of the 1st Jammu-Kashmir International Short Film Festival in Pune.

1st Jammu-Kashmir International Short Film Festival

Excelsior Correspondent

PUNE, June 15: Javid Banday’s ‘Footprints’ has won the Best Feature Award at the 1st Jammu Kashmir International Short Film Festival which concluded on a high note here today.
40 films of different genres were screened during the 3 days of the festival. ‘Foot Prints’ won Best Feature while Sachin Dhar’s ‘Ye Rodiya’ received 2nd Best Feature. In the short film category, Qandeel by Rabiya Nazki was voted best film while Kalam by Rohit Shilwant and Khalil by Raahul Sharma shared the 2nd prize for best film. Asiya Zahoor’s The Stitch and Shahnawaz Baqal’s Good Shot won the Special Jury Prize.
Bilal A Jan’s Daughters of Paradise won Best Film in the Short Film category while Abdul Rashid Bhat’s Climate Change won 2nd Best and Pankaj Saxena’s Cinessence in Kashmir won the Special Jury Prize. In the documentary feature category, The Last Hope by Raja Shabir Khan was voted best film.
In the music video category, Koi Nahi by Syed Mudavar and Bilal Bhagat won Best Film while 2nd Best Film went to Sahibo by Shahnawaz Bhat and Special Jury Prize went to Wattan by Umar Imtiyaz, Ameen Bhat and Waheed Jeelani. In the student section category, Schizophrenia by Nayeem Ahmad won the best film award and Khattay Angoor by Ubaid Zargar won the 2nd prize for best film.
The awards were presented to the winners by former Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde. Speaking on the occasion, Shinde said, “This festival has made an effort to spread peace and equality, and is expected to gain government recognition next year. He said that Sanjay Nahar from NGO Sarhad is always concerned about the welfare and progress of the country and its youth and this Film Festival is the result of his concern.
Sant Singh Mokha, the chief organizer of Tegh Bahadur’s 400th Age of Light was the main guest at the closing ceremony. He was accompanied by Rajiv Jalanapure (Director, CEO, Ramoji Film City), Nilesh Navlakha, Sanjay Nahar (Director, Sarhad), Yuvraj Shah, Mushtak Ali Khan (Director, Film Festival) and Shahir Sambhaji Bhagat on the slides.
“We have been making efforts for this film festival from 2019. Our only condition for accepting entries for this festival was that the film has a reference to Jammu and Kashmir, and we are happy to receive 74 entries for this festival” , said the director of the Film Festival. . He said that although Jammu Kashmir does not have a unique theatre, the festival which receives such a response is certainly commendable.
On occasion, Rajiv Jalnapure received a lifetime achievement award. Kashmir Music Director Nissar Lon and Kashmir Singer Rani Hajarika were honored by conferring the first National Kundanlal Sehgal Award by Sarhad Pune.
More special prizes were also awarded during the ceremony. Mohammad Salim Aarif, Ashok Kaul, Khwaja Saeed, Dr Payal Sudarshan Lodha (UPSC Aspirant Guide Jammu Kashmir), Mushtak Ali Ahmed Khan, Lubna Salim and Shahir Sambhaji Bhagat were also honored during the ceremony.

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