Lucknow: The ‘Shaan-e-Awadh International Film Festival 2016 today concluded with the award ceremony that was conducted to motivate and appreciate the good work done by the budding filmmakers and other backstage individuals from the editing department as the Bhartendu Natya Academy, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow in presence of esteemed writers and filmmakers.
Among the award winners were:
Best director (short) – ‘Amrita aur Mai’, best short film award was backed by ‘Lila’, Best editing was also backed by ‘Lila’. Best animated film award was given to the ‘My life I don’t want’. Best documentary award was given to ‘Boond’.
Among the well known personalities present were- Editor Aseem Sinha along with director Kundan Shah and film critic Ajay Brahmatmaj made the evening special.
Ashwani Singh the director of this festival thanked the bunch of individuals who were there to support the festival and the audience and said that such festivals will always be the platform to promote the short films and documentary.
Organizing committee of this festival, Awadh Art Society also made an announcement of making a documentary on Dr. Yogesh Praveen, an Indian author and expert on the history and culture of Avadh.
Talking about the jury present there, editor Aseem Sinha, started his career as an independent editor with Shyam Benegal’s Mammo. Over the years he has edited movies like Sardari Begum, Darmiyanan, Zubeida, Ramchand Pakistani, Welcome To Sajjanpur, Well Done Abba and Antardwannd – all being critically acclaimed and award winners at various festivals in and outside India. Balwinder Singh… Famous Ho Gaya, Zed Plus, Bajatey Raho, Chamki Chameli, Chalo Dilli as Editor.
Kundan Shah, who is an Indian film director and writer and is known for his many priceless contributions to the cinema industry, his directorial debut was the comedy film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro in 1983. He directed the famous Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and wrote the screenplay for the film. In 1998, Shah directed another acclaimed film, Kya Kehna. Due to delay, the film released in 2000 and became the surprise hit of the year. Actress Preity Zinta debuted in this film and her performance was also acclaimed. The film also starred Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh.