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Three wins for Way Back Home at MIFF

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February 10, 2004 14:51 IST

Indian entry Way Back Home, which explores the emotional and physical journey of an Indian couple to their former homeland in pre-Partition India, bagged three awards, including the International Jury Award at the eighth Mumbai International Film Festival.

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Directed by Supriyo Sen and produced by his wife Rajasri Mukhopadhyay, Way Back Home was awarded the Golden Conch and a prize of Rs 4.5 lakh for winning in all the three categories.

Bangladesh's A Certain Liberation by Yasmin Kabir won the Best Documentary Film/Video (upto 60 minutes) in the international category. The International Critics Award was bagged by Bulgarian film maker Adela Peeva for Whose Is This Song?

The Best Documentary Film/Video went to Arun Chadha for Swayam. The film explores the role of organisations encouraging self-help among women.

An interesting tale of a relationship between people of differing cultures, A Seaside Story by Laxmikant Shetgoankar won the award in the Best Fiction Film/Video upto 75 minutes.

Raju and I, a moving animation film on child labour by Gayatri Rao won the Best Animation Film/Video in the National Section. Stolen Water, which warns against unplanned development by Prasanth Kumar and Daya, bagged the National Jury Award. 

T Poddar won the award for Best Debut Film as director of Khoj. The National Critics Award went to Praveen Mishra for his film Dharamveer, which takes a close look at communal violence. Vaidya Ratnam and The Chenchus were accorded special mention by the Jury.

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