The 20th edition of the International Film Festival of India (20thiffk 2015) concluded this evening with the award presentation ceremony and screening of the film OTTAAL which won the Suwarna Chakoram (Golden Pheasant Crow ) and other three awards
Life time Achievment Award of the IFFK was presented to Dariush Mehrjui,Iranian Director who was instrumental for the new wave films in Iran .He is described as a pioneer film Director who opened the door of Iranian IFFK were presented by P.Sadasivam (Retired Justice) ,Governor of Kerala .Minister Thoruvanchiyoor Radhakrishnan presided over the function. V.S Achuthanandan made felicitation speech.Rani George,Secretary to Government ,Rajeevnath Festival Director,Shaji Karun Festival Adviser and Rajendran Nair Academy Secretary were also present.Following the closing ceremony and award presentation, the film Ottaal was screened.
Suwarna Chakoram (Golden Pheasant Crow ) for the best Film bagged by OTTAAL(TheTrap) , a film from India and directed by Jayaraj . The Memento ,Certificate and an award price of 15 Lacs.
Rajatha Chakoram(Silver Pheasant Crow ) for the Best Director given to Jun Robles Lana for the film Shadow behind the Moon from Philippines. It is a one take drama about two members of an insurgency outfit and a military man: Certificate, Memento & award Price INR 4 Lacs/‐.Rajatha Chakoram for The Best Debut Director goes to Abu Shahad Emon for his film Jalal’s story.The film is from Bangladesh. Award :Certificate, Memento & INR 3 Lacs/‐
FIPRESCI Award: Best International Film bagged by OTTAAL(TheTrap) , a film from India and directed by Jayaraj Award: Certificate and Memento.FIPRESCI Award: Best Malayalam Film awarded to Ozhivudivasathe Kali ( An off day game) , directed by Sanalkumar Sasidharan. Award Price: Certificate & Memento.
NETPAC Award: Best Asian Film Award Price: Certificate & Memento : Yona directed by Nir Bergman from Israel.
NETPAC Award: Best Malayalam Film OTTAAL(TheTrap) , a film from India and directed by Jayaraj: Award Price: Certificate& Memento.Rajatha Chakoram for best film selected by Audience :The Audience Poll Award goes to OTTAAL (TheTrap) , a film from India and directed by Jayaraj Award: Certificate, Memento & INR 2 Lacs/‐ Altogether OTTAAL bagged four awards in this festival itself..The film won National Award 2014 for Best Director. The story of this film is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s eternal story 'Vanka'