French celluloid venture 'Los Perros' directed by Marcela Said won the award for the best film in the International Competition category of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) on Friday.
The 94-minute film won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award for best film that comprised a purse of Rs 51 lakh and a trophy, the organisers announced at the media conference.
The Best Director award in the same category was bagged by Iceland's Asa Helga Hjorleifsdottir for the film 'Swan'. Hjorleifsdottir's representatives were handed thee Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award that included a cheque of Rs 21 lakh and a trophy.
Veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee handed over the awards.
Iran's 'Kupal' directed by Kazem Mollaie and Poland's 'Birds Are Singing in Kigali' produced by Joanna Koskrauze and Krzysztof Krauze were jointly given The Jury Special Mention Award on Innovation in Moving Images section.
Nepalese creation 'Goodbye Kathmandu' by Nabin Subba was adjudged the best film in the Asian Select (Netpack award).
The Hiralal Sen Memorial Award for the best director in the Indian language film section went to Bijukumar Damodaran for his film "Sound of Silence".
The Jury Special Mention Award in the same section was won by 'Pathumma' directed by Panchakshari.
KIFF AWARDS 2017
Innovation in Moving Images SECTION
|Best Film||Los Perros Directed by Marcela Said (International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images, 2017/Color/94 mins/France, Chile)|
|Best Director||Asa Helga Hjorleifsdottir (Film: The Swan, International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images , 2017/Color/91 mins/Iceland)|
|Jury Award – Special Mention|| Birds Are Singing in Kigali Directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze (International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images , 2017/Color/117 mins/Poland )
KUPAL Directed by Kazem Mollaie (International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images , 2017/Color/81 mins/Iran )
INDIAN LANGUAGE FILMS
|Best Film||To Let Directed by Chezhiyan Ra (Competition on Indian Language's Films , 2017/Color/99 mins/India )|
|Best Director||Dr. Bijukumar Damodaran (Film: Sound of Silence , Competition on Indian Language's Films , 2017/Color/89 mins/India,USA )|
|SPECIAL JURY MENTION||PATHUMMA (Director: Panchakshari, Competition on Indian Language's Films, 2016/Color/100 mins/India )|
|Best Film||Goodbye Katmandu Directed by Nabin Subba (Asian Select (NETPAC Award) ,2017/Color/133 mins/Nepal )|
NATIONAL SHORT & DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
|Best Documentary||Mrityubhoj-The Death Feast Directed by Akanksha Sood Singh (Competition on Indian Documentary Films ,2017/Color/52 mins )|
|Best Short Film||Chahat Ke Gubbare Directed by Amritanshu (Competition on Indian Short Films ,2017/Color/19 mins 53 sec )|