Spanish short film ‘Extinction II’ wins Golden Lamp at IFFI

Panaji, Dec 1 (Calcutta Tube) Spanish short film ‘Extinction II‘ won the Golden Lamp award at the 41st International Film Festival of India’s Short Film Centre (SFC).

‘Extinction II’ is made by Spanish documentary filmmaker Fernando Uson Fornies, who won the Rs.500,000 award.

‘Niyamgiri, you are still alive’, a docu-drama showcasing the struggle of Niyamgiri’s tribals versus a mighty mining multinational firm, shared the Vasudha award along with another green documentary ‘Kaippad’ in the SFC’s environment section at a formal function at the IFFI complex Tuesday.

‘Niyamgiri…’ is made by Indian documentary filmmaker Suma Josson, while ‘Kaippad’, about ecological balance in Kerala’s backwaters, was made by Babu Kambrath.

The prize money of Rs.300,000 for the Vasudha award was shared by Josson and Kambrath.

The Silver Lamp, equivalent to the runners-up in the international section, carries prize money Rs.300,000 and was won by Shumona Banerjee for her film ‘Kusum’.

Sangeeta Padmanabhan’s ‘Charulatayude Baakki’ bagged the special jury mention award.

SFC is an exclusive initiative of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), whose main objective is to frame an entertainment policy to help turn Goa into a world-class international entertainment nerve center of the country. The aim of SFC is to bring together short film makers, buyers, festival organizers and funding agencies on a collaborative platform.

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