Kashmir World Film Festival concludes at Tagore Hall

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SRINAGAR: The 4th Edition of Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) concluded on Tuesday with the screening of a film made in Kashmir ‘Laila Majnu’ at Tagore Hall. The festival was presented by Zee TV and Zee Cinema networks. On the occasion results of the films screened in the seven day film festival were also announced. The prizes were distributed in three sections National, International and Kashmiri, an official release read. In National category ‘Beautiful Me’ by Nupur Sandhu won the best Experimental film award, ‘The Story of a Race against Time’ (Kotpad Weaving) by Bishwanath Rath won the award for Short Documentary, Kul Gov Garam By Arif Mushtaq Mir won the award for Short Fiction Film, however the special Jury Award was given to Talk to Me Precious by Sabarivasan Shanmugan, Aalorukkam By V C Abhilash for best Feature Fiction Film and the special jury award was given to Sadho by Danish Iqbal and Aamo Aakha Ekse by Pratibha Sharma for best Feature Length Doc, the release read. In International section the award for Short Fiction was won by ‘The Fear of Silence’ (Bhoy) by Zuarijah Mou of Bangladesh, Short Fiction (Jury’s Special) was won by ‘The Illusion Seller’ (Khayolfurush) by Sharofat Arabova of Tajikistan, Feature Fiction Film award was given to ‘Haldaa’ by Tauquir Ahmad of Bangladesh. The award for the best Film in ‘Kashmir Section’ was won by ‘The Stitch’ (Teab) by Aasiya Zahoor. Festival Director and Founder, Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan while addressing the audience said he was contended by Tuesday’s response. “I hope it increases manifolds in future as well.” “I will try my level best to conduct these film festivals till the end of my life and also I will leave a team behind who will hold these film festivals even after my life,” Khan said.