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The eight day gala affair at the 12th Mumbai film Festival concluded last night with Fardeen Khan and Raima Sen hosting the event at Chandan Cinema.
The Indian Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Manoj Kumar and International Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Oliver Stone. After receiving the award Manoj Kumar said, “Oliver Stone was Oliver Stone until he came to India, after landing here, he became a precious gem and priceless stone.” In turn Oliver thanked Mumbai, the Festival and Manoj Kumar for his kind words and said, “India has great culture, you make great movies and I am honoured to accept this award.”
The Golden Gateway Award for the best film in the international competition category was presented to Turkish film Majority directed by Seren Yuce. The award was presented by director Girish Kasarvalli and Festival jury member Samira Makhmalbaf.
The Silver Gateway Award Jury Grand Prize film in the international competition category was presented to the Danish film “R” directed by Michael Noer & Tobias Lindholm
The Silver Gateway Award for Best Director was presented to Anocha Suwichakornpong for her film from Thailand Mundane History. Anocha was the only female director competing in the International Competition Category.
The Silver Gateway Award For Best Actor was presented to Bartu Kucukcaglayan for his performance in the film Majority. The Silver Gateway Award For Best Actress was presented to Marie Helene Bellavance for her performance in Canadian film Vital Signs.
The Jury award For Technical Excellence was presented to a Greek film Black Field directed by Vardis Marinakis.
The Audience Choice Silver Gateway Award was presented to Spanish film Biutiful directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
In the Dimensions Mumbai section, The Best Film Award was won by Mumbaikar Ganesh directed by Collin D’cunha. The runner up position was shared by two films Tee directed by Avinash Medhe and Mera Ghar directed by Abhay Kumar. Mumbai Retina directed by Narayan Vijay Thakur won the special mention award. Dimensions Mumbai was juried by Dev Benegal, Vishaka Dutta, Ashim Ahluwalia, Brahmanand Singh and Manish Acharya.
The Harmony Celebrate Age was presented to Mama Gogo directed by Fridrik Por Fridriksson and the runner up prize was given to Forget Me Not directed by Katia Grivot.
The Mumbai Young Critics Silver Gateway Award was given to Octubre co- directed by Daniel Vega & Diego Vega.
The closing ceremony witnessed great participation from the film industry with the likes of Yash Chopra, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sudhir Mishra, Madhur Bhandarkar, Arunoday Singh, Satish Kaushik, Prem Chopra, Hrishita Bhatt, Rituparno Sengupta, Rajshree Ojha, and Aamir Bashir.
The ceremony was followed by the screening of RED starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Mary Louise Parker and John Malkovich and directed by Robert Schwentke.