Awards for 2017

Special Mention

Feature Films

WINNER

Seto Surya: Deepak Rauniyar
"A very well crafted drama exposing politics, tradition and religion in a confined region. In a very intelligently directed movie."

Special Jury Award

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Youth Jury Award

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Audience Award

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Ecumenical Jury Award

WINNER

Seto Surya: Deepak Rauniyar
"The burial of an old man in a remote village in Nepal threatens to fail because the quarreling family can not overcome old traditions and political differences. The cleverly narrated, multi-layered film reflects in a simple family history the difficult situation of a country after a long-term civil war. Director Deepak Rauniyar pleads in a light, humorous tone for reconciliation between the war parties, between generations, between man and woman, between tradition and modernity. After all, it is the children who bring the white sun to gleam - the sun of the future, of reconciliation and hope."

Don Quixote Award

WINNER

Seto Surya: Deepak Rauniyar
"The film that we have chosen shows wonderful how the society can manage and balance the opposite aspects of life like tradition versus modernity, rural versus urban, young versus elderly and the different political positions in local village. The film carries us through different emotions, its path makes us smile, laugh, annoy, fall in love, hate, fair and finally it makes to believe that a new equitable and fare society is possible. For these reasons the winner of Don Quijote Award goes to White Sun"

Special Mention of the IFFS Jury

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