Governor presents Golden & Silver Conch award at MIFF

    Publish Date: February 3, 2020

    Governor presents Golden & Silver Conch award at MIFF

    • Appeals filmmakers to make films on environment, nature, climate change

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari presented the top Golden Conch and Silver Conch Awards at the Concluding Ceremony of the 16th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short fiction and Animation films in Mumbai.

    “Babenco: Tell Me When I Die” by Brazilian filmmaker Barbara Paz bagged the Golden Conch Award for Best Documentary Film while celebrated Marathi film maker Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Paavsacha Nibandh’ (An Essay of Rain) received the Silver Conch for Best Short Fiction Film. In absence of Barbara Paz, the Golden Conch Award was received by the Deputy Consul of Brazil.

    The Golden Conch carries a prize of Rs.10 lakh and a golden conch, while the Silver Conch carries a prize of 5 lakh and the silver conch.

    “Make films on environment, nature, climate change”: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari
    Addressing the filmmaking fraternity, Governor Koshyari expressed his delight that the young generation is gifted with immense creativity.

    He said young filmmaker should give a humanitarian touch to their films, and make films on themes such as environment, climate change, nature and other issues.

    He complimented Hindi films for making Hindi an inter-continental language.

    Observing that films are great contributor to economy, Minister for Medical Education and Culture Amit Deshmukh said Government of Maharashtra will take keen interest in promoting films in the Short fiction, documentary and animation film category.

    Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Atul Kumar Tiwari, Canadian filmmaker Thomas Waugh, Shaji Karun, PIB regional head Manish Desai and MIFF Director Smita Vats Sharma were present.