Best Feature Film – Halda (Bangladesh)
(Tauquir Ahmed Director)
It addresses serious environmental issues of real day-to-day Bangladesh life, emphasizing the struggle of the people through cinematic language. It’s about sustainability of the life of the rural people.
Best Director – Prasanna Jayakody (Sri Lanka) for 28 (Twenty-Eight)
It’s basically a poignant storytelling about marginalized characters. The director captivates the audience through very clever cinematic storytelling, continuously surfing on the cutting edge of irony and humor.
Best Actor – Mahendra Perera (Sri Lanka) for 28 (Twenty-Eight)
For his depth, realism and sincere heart-felt portrayal of his character who gradually releases his emotion and connection to the corpse.
Best Actress – Vaishnavi Tangde (India) for Kshitij (The Horizon)
(Child Leading Actress from Kshitij who played Vacchi)
For her honest, innocent and realistic portrayal of a little girl who wants to rise above her situation.
Best Short Film – GI (India)
(Director Kunjila Mascillamani)
By the presentation of cinematic language, the director is able to tell her story about the girl’s sacrifice for her grandfather.
Best Screenplay – Prashant Pandey & Shreya Dev Verma (India) for Poorna
It’s a ‘triumph of the spirit’ story with compelling and accurate narration of true events that project the hardships of climbing Mt. Everest.
Best Cinematographer – Enamul Haque Sohel (Bangladesh) for Halda
For the light and shadow interplay of the lives and drama of the people in the river Halda.
Best Editing – Amit Debnath (Bangladesh) for Halda
For its fluid and balanced flow of the story.
Best Sound Design – Sasika Ruwan Marasinghe (Sri Lanka) for Bahuchithawadiya (The Undecided)
It accurately reproduced the sounds of the environment and locations of present day Sri Lanka.
Best Original Score – Tauquir Ahmed, Pinto Ghosh, Sanzida Mahmood Nandita (Bangladesh) for Halda
For its beautiful conversion of traditional Bangladesh music into contemporary flavor.
Special Jury Award – Malaka Devapriya (Sri Lanka) for Bahuchithawadiya (The Undecided)
It is a daring movie that pushes the cultural boundaries of the traditional Sri Lankan values, in a humorous and accurate way.
Special Jury Award – Manouj Kadaamh (India) for Kshitij (The Horizon)
For its sincere and relevant portrayal of the need for education of the youths in India, especially young girls.