Posts Tagged ‘Awards’


The Mumbai Film Festival concluded with a closing ceremony on Thursday evening where the winners were announced.

Here’s the list of winners in different categories-


Golden Gateway Award for Children’s Feature – OTTAL

The Silver Gateway Award for Children’s Feature – Operation Category

Special mention for Acting – Hetal Gada and Krrish Chhabria

Special Mention for Direction : Morgan Matthews for X + Y

The Golden Gateway for Children’ Short – Dina Velikovskaya for Pro Mamu (About a Mother)

Silver Gateway for Children’ Short: Olga Poliektova and Tatiana Poliektova for My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree

Jury Special Mention for Direction – Mari Sanders for “Daan Durft” (Go Daan Go!)

Excellence in writing in Cinema AWARD – Gaata Rahe Mera Dil” by Balaji Vittal and Anirudha Bhattacharjee

Film for Social Impact Award by Yes Foundation – Jayaraj for OTTAL

Young Critics Choice Award – KAUL

Audience Choice Award – TAXI


The Silver Gateway Dimensions Mumbai Award – THE VOICE Disha Noyonika Rindani

The Golden Gateway Dimensions Mumbai Award – KUNAL Dhruv Saigal

Special Mentions for Dimensions Mumbai – I SHALL BOW Vedanti Chandrakant Dani


Jury Grand Prize for International Competition – THITHI by Raam Reddy

Silver Gateway Award for International Competition – Heavenly Nomadic by Mirlan Abdykalykov

Golden Gateway Award for International Competition – Volcano by Jayro Bustamante

Special Jury Mention for Achievement in Directing : Cesar Augusto Acevedo, LAND AND SHADE

Special Jury Mention for Achievement in Acting : Maria Telon of VOLCANO | “Mother Juana”

Special Jury Mention for Achievement in Acting : Farzana Nawabi of MINA WALKING | “Mina”

Special Jury Mention for Ensemble : Sleeping Giant Jackson Martin, Reese Moffat, Nick Serino

Special Jury Mention for Achievement in Screenwriting : Chloe Zhao, SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME


Jury Special Prize for India Gold : An Illusion of My Mind/ Mor Mann Ke Bharam by Karma Takapa, Heer Ganjwala and Abhishek Varma

The Silver Gateway Award for India Gold : Haraamkhor by Shlok Sharma

The Golden Gateway Award for India Gold : Chauthi Koot by Gurvinder Singh


For us, IIFA is IIFA3 – India International Film Awards of Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan. Looks like other stars also feel the same. And so, many of them are happily giving it a miss. Count the names – No Khans ( Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan or Salman Khan), Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan,  Kareena Kapoor or Ranbir Kapoor….the biggies of bollywood and their excuses are all silly.

We wonder who are attending it then ? People who belong to either of the three categories…

1. Those who are close to Bachchan Family.

2. Those who are jobless, have no films at hand.

3. Freeloaders, who will happily go to hell also if they get a free ticket and a place to stay. 

It will be Bachchan Parivaaar Awards again at Macau! Here are some pics of the stars arriving at Macau for the award, ok, naach gaana show, ok, money minting show, ok , whatever it is. Pics of Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai with her dad, Ashutosh Gowariker, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Tanvi Azmi, designer Manav Gangwani, Sophie Chaudhary and David Dhawan. 

For more pics from IIFA Awards Macau 2009, click here – it got all the possible pics from various events at IIFA.