Ajay Bahl’s B.A. Pass won the Best Indian Picture Award at the 12th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival, which closed on Sunday evening. Ajita Suchitra Veera was adjudged the Best Indian Director for Ballad of Rustom. Rii walked away with the Best Indian Actress honour for Cosmic Sex, while Shadab Kamal clinched the Best Indian Actor prize for B.A. Pass. Patang by Prashant Bhargava got the Special Jury Award.
In the Asian and Arab Competition, the Turkish movie, Inside, helmed by Zeki Demirkubuz won the top prize, with the Best Director Award going to Faouzi Bensaidi for Death for Sale (Morocco, France, Belgium, UAE). Taraneh Alidousti was declared the Best Actress and Mani Haghighi the Best Actor for Modest Reception from Iran. The Special Jury Mention went to Postcards from the Zoo an Indonesian entry.
Turkey’s Beyond the Hill by Elmin Alper won the Best First Feature trophy, and Hansa by Manav Kaul clinched both the FIPRESCI and Audience Award.