Awards for 2013
Lifetime Achievement Award
Celebrate Age Best Film
Gloria: Sebastián Lelio
Gloria is a raw, heart-breaking and endearing exploration of a woman seeking love in her golden years. She meets with many disappointments along the way but ends up making us all fall in love with her. A formidable central performance by Paulina Garcia makes this an unforgettable movie.
Celebrate Age Second Best Film
Srecen za umret: Matevz Luzar
Good To Go is a film that epitomizes the idea of celebrating age, showing us that advancing years are no barrier in finding a youthful romance which can melt the crustiest of hearts.
Celebrate Age Special Mention
Oh, How I Long: Riyad Deis
For its warm hearted portrayal of a Palestinian who sets out on a quest to find a connection with a famous singer and for its exploration of issues of loss and identity.
Arefi, der Hirte: Daniel Asadi Faezi
For its uplifting look at the journey of an ordinary shepherd, his life, his endearing moments with himself and his relationship with a brutal desert, a landscape, which is alien to most of us.
Dimensions Mumbai Best Film
Dimensions Mumbai Second Best Film
Dimensions Mumbai Special Mention
La jaula de oro: Diego Quemada-Díez
A "gripping and unsentimental narrative of three young Guatemalans en route through Mexico to...they hope... a better life in the United States. Very well acted by the three principals, and directed with assurance by Diego Quemada-Diez ,who also collaborated on the screenplay".
India Gold Golden Gateway
Katiyabaaz: Deepti Kakkar
, Fahad Mustafa
For its creative narrative and cinematography which captured perfectly the atmosphere of the movie and most importantly the respectful manner in which the directors observe the people they are representing. This film told a story that gave insight into the social fabric of India today.
India Gold Silver Gateway
India Gold Special Mention
Ko: Yad: Manju Borah
For its traditional story, performances and narrative language that suited its subject.
International Lifetime Achievement Award
Mumbai Young Critics Award
La voz de los silenciados: Maximón Monihan
For highlighting a contemporary social issue with an honesty that speaks to all audiences; and for the effective use of classic and modern film elements that serve as a reminder of the magic of silent cinema.
Tonnerre: Vincent Macaigne
A detailed and totally convincing performance of the obsessive and destructive love of a musician for a young girl in a French provincial city.
Ilo Ilo: Yann Yann Yeo
A wonderful performance, full of nuance, of a woman coping, not always succcessfully, with the pressure of a weak husband, a wayward son and a housemaid she regards with suspicion.
Ilo Ilo: Anthony Chen
This film from Singapore tells the story of a struggling couple, their Filipino maid and their difficult young son. The relationships are complex and directed with sympathy and insight. Anthony Chen also wrote the script of this subtle and touching film.
Best Work, Camera
The Rocket: Andrew Commis
This charming Australian film made in Laos was shot under difficult conditions. The photography displays flair for both colour and composition.
Jury Grand Prize
Fandry: Nagraj Manjule
The story of a young boy from an untouchable caste and his problems with schoolfriends, his love for a beautiful girl from a higher caste, and his own family. This sounds depressing and is certainly a strong theme but it is handled with admirable energy and spirit.