Shoojit Sircar, Rafael Kapelinski, Barah by Barah win at Diorama International Film Festival 2021

Updated: Jan 14



Shoojit Sircar wins the Golden Sparrow Award for Best Direction for his film ‘Sardar Udham’ while Barah by Barah directed by Gaurav Madan wins the Golden Sparrow for the Best Indian Feature Film. The Golden Sparrow for the Best International Feature Film goes to ‘A Woman at Night’ directed by Rafael Kapelinski, while the Golden Sparrow for the Best Documentary Film has been presented to ‘Night Nursery (Burkina Faso) directed by Moumouni Sanou. In the International Short Film Category, the Golden Sparrow has been presented to the South Korean Film ‘Ambience’ directed by Kang Shingyu. The Festival’s Critics Choice Award decided by the Film Critics Circle of India also goes to the Hindi Feature Film, ’Barah by Barah'.


Joju George from Kerala wins the Golden Sparrow for the Best Actor for his stellar performance in the Malayalam Film ‘Nayattu’ while Rima Kallingal also from Kerala wins the Golden Sparrow for the Best Actress for her performance in the Single take film ‘Joyful Mystery (Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam - Malayalam). The Silver Sparrow for the second-Best Indian feature Film has gone to the Malayalam Feature Film “Nayattu” win the Audience Choice Award at the just concluded 3rd Diorama International Film Festival.


The Golden Sparrow for the Best Cinematography is presented to Avik Mukhopadhyaya for the Hindi language feature film ‘Sardar Udham’, the award for Best Editing has gone to Hirads for ‘Barah by Barah’ while Anindit Roy & Adeep Singh Manki win the Golden Sparrow for the film ‘Tangra Blues’ (Bengali) directed by Supriyo Sen.


The Jury for Indian Feature Films headed by the renowned Film Director, Girish Kasravalli has presented the Special jury Award to Kishore Kadam for his brilliant performance in Gajendra Ahire directed Marathi film ’Godakath’. The award for Best Screenplay has been presented to Rajdeep Paul and Sarmishtha Maiti for their Bengali film ‘Kalkokkho’.


At Diorama film Bazaar’s Pitchfest, the Award for the Most Viable Film Project goes to the film project ‘Nithallu’ submitted by Film Maker Vivek Kunwar. Talking about Diorama Film Bazaar, Kunal Srivastava, Director, said, “This year the Pitchfest selected 15 film projects and pitched these to 30 Film Producers all over the world. The Pitchfest’s International Mentors prepared these filmmakers in the art of Film Pitching.”


The week-long Festival screened over 130 films and presented 60 Workshops, Coffee Table Sessions, Interviews, and Panel Discussions with some of the big names from film industries of the world.



INDIAN FILM COMPETITION



LIST OF AWARDS

1.

Golden Sparrow for the Best Indian Feature Film

​Barah by Barah (Hindi)

(12 X 12 Untitled)

Director: Gaurav Madan

2.

Golden Sparrow for the Best Direction of an Indian Feature Film

Shoojit Sircar for the film ‘Sardar Udham’ (Hindi)

3.

Silver Sparrow for the Best Indian Feature Film

Nayattu (Malayalam) Director: Martin Prakkat

4.

Golden Sparrow for the Best Actor

Joju George for Nayattu (Malayalam)

5.

Golden Sparrow for the Best Actress

Rima Kallingal for Joyful Mysteries (Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam- Malayalam)

6.

Golden Sparrow for the Best Cinematography

Avik Mukhopadhyaya for the film ‘Sardar Udham’ (Hindi)

7.

Golden Sparrow for the Best Editing

Hira Das for the film ‘Barah by Barah' (Hindi)

(12 x 12 Untitled)

8.

Golden Sparrow for the Best Sound

Anindit Roy & Adeep Singh Manki for the film ‘Tangra Blues’ (Bengali)

9.

Golden Sparrow for the Best Screenplay

Rajdeep Paul & Sarmishtha Maiti for the film ‘Kalkokkho’ (Bengali)

10.

Special Jury Award

Kishore Kadam (Actor) for the film ‘Godakath’


INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION



LIST OF AWARDS

1.

Golden Sparrow for the Best International Feature Film

A WOMAN AT NIGHT (UK)

Director: Rafael Kapelinski

2.

Silver Sparrow for the Best International Feature Film

Oliver Black (Morocco)

Director: Tawfik Baba

3.

Special Jury Award

Alexandr Baluyev for the Russian Feature Film ‘The Hotel’ jointly with

Marcin Koszalka for Cinematography in the feature film ‘A Woman at Night’.


INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION




LIST OF AWARDS

1

Golden Sparrow for the Best International Short Film

AMBIENCE (South Korea)

Director: Kang Shingyu

2.

Silver Sparrow for the Best International Short Film

Border (Iran)

Director: Roohoollah Fakhroo

3.

Special Jury Award

Call (Germany)

Director: Deniz Arora Basser

jointly with

What’s wrong with me’ (Ukraine)

Director: Anastasiia Sanzharovska

4.

Peoples’ Choice Award

Color Black (India)

Director: Sushant Kaushik

jointly with

Candidate (Iran)

Director: Mozhgan Taraneh


INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION



LIST OF AWARDS

1.

Golden Sparrow for the Best Documentary Film

NIGHT NURSERY (Burkina Faso)

Director: Moumouni Sanou

2.

Silver Sparrow for the Best Documentary Film

In Pursuit of Light (India)

Director: Amit Rai

3.

Special Jury Award

A FOOLISH LIFE (Romania)

Director: Timothy Sós, Márton Nagy

4.

Special Mention

A PORTRAIT ON THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS (South Africa- Germany)

Director: Benjamin Rost

ASLANBEK: THE BOY FROM KYRGYZSTAN (The Netherlands)

Director: Kevin van den Heuvel



CRITICS CHOICE AWARD FOR

THE BEST DEBUT FEATURE FILM




Jury: Deepa Gahlot, S Vishwanath, Utpal Datta The Award is presented by Film Critics Circle of India (FCCI) at Diorama.


LIST OF AWARDS

1.

BEST DEBUT FEATURE FILM

Barah by Barah (Hindi)

(12 X 12 Untitled)

Director: Gaurav Madan


DIORAMA FILM BAZAAR 2021


PITCHFEST 2021 AWARDS

1.

BEST PITCH

‘Whisper of Snow’

Director: Madhu Eravankara

Producer: Rakesh Sariya

Jointly with

‘The Soul of Heaven’

Director-Producer Sabyasachi Dey

2.

MOST VIABLE PROJECT

Nithallu

Director: Vivek Kunwar

Producer: Shalini Rai

3.

BEST STORY IDEA

Prizzly; Saving the Planet

Mary Katzke and Kim Rich


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