OUR HERITAGE, OUR PRIDE

Cinema can be a powerful catalyst of social change and a rich handloom of heritage. However, in India it remains confined largely as a source of glossy entertainment. The primary purpose of the Chalachitram National Film Festival, therefore, is to build a bridge between the traditional and the modern; to enable cinema to travel beyond the mainstream, and touch the grass roots; and to applaud weavers of myriad cultures.

WINNERS

Best Film — Ashish Pandey’s “Nooreh”
Best North East Film — Ashok Veilou’s “Look at the sky”
Film Critics Circle of India Award for Best Debut Film —Priyanka Purty’s “Wandering cloud”
Best Documentary — Abhishek Swain’s “Through the eyes of an artist”
Best Film by a Woman Director — Priyanka Purty’s “Wandering cloud”
Best Screenplay (original or adapted) — Somnath Mondal’s “Madan veri”