KOCHI, (C.M. Paul) – The second annual Don Bosco International Film Festival had a glittering finale at the state of the art media institute Don Bosco IMAGE auditorium at Kochi in Kerala, on 29th October 2011.
Of a total of 63 entries from India and abroad, 16 movies were screened during the two day festival.
Renowned film maker and director of Malayalam Film Industry Mr Lal Jose handed over trophies to winners in the presence of Neelathamara fame debut actress Archana Kavi.
While “Silence” (Ramya Aravind) won the Best Short film award, “Cross” by Senthil Rajan, “Azeem” by Anuj Ramachandran, “Meals Ready” by Nithu Nevil Dinesh and “ Marupakkam” by Dhayanithi won Special Jury Awards.
In the Documentary category “Dams-the –lethal water bombs” by Sohan Roy S K won the award and “The Unheard Song ” by Dhayanithi won the special jury award.
Special Jury Awards were also given for the Animation Film “Mr. Clean” by Justin Aruvickal and “Elixir” by Muhammed Sabith won the award for Micro Film.
Three international movies were also screened during the festival days, Incedies (French), Poerty (Korean) and Sophie Scholl (German).
“The festival was a venue for film lovers to come together to watch and assess movies of the younger generation and to see international movies in a full HD theatre, said director fo the festival and IMAGE media institiute Fr Jiji Kalavanal.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Lal Jose said “there is no substitute for hard work, imagination and observation in the making of a good movie.”
He exhorted upcoming film makers ”not to walk the beaten path, but trace one [path] for themselves.”