Konkona Sen Sharma wins top honour at Mumbai Film Fest

\ Mumbai, Oct 27 (PTI) Actress Konkona Sen Sharma was feted\with the Mastercard\\’s Best Indian female filmmaker award for\her debut directorial venture \\"A Death in the Gunj\\" at the\closing ceremony of the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International\Film Festival.\ The drama thriller was also the opening film of the\eight-day long festival.\ Oxfam India – Best Film on Gender Equality was awarded\to \\"Lipstick Under My Burkha\\".\ The Alankrita Shrivastava directed film stars Konkona\along with Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumar and others.\ In India Gold category, the top prize, called Golden\Gateway, went to \\"Lady of the Lake\\". Its makers will receive\Rs 25 lakh as cash prize.\ While, the Silver Gateway went to \\"The Narrow Path\\",\helmed by Satish and Santosh Babusenan. They will be given Rs\15 lakh.\ The Special jury prize went to \\"The Hidden Corner\\",\which has been directed by Aichemh Jai Dohutia.\ In the International competition category, the special\jury prize went to \\"Everything else\\" by Nataloa Almada, while\\\"Diamond Island\\" received the Golden Gateway award.\ \\"Godless\\", helmed by Ralitza Petrov, got the Silver\Gateway prize.\ The Dimensions Mumbai section gave away awards–\Golden Gateway for \\"Mumbai Mahuwa\\" by Santosh Kamble, Silver\Gateway for \\"Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh\\" and Special mention for\\\"Bombai\\".\ \\"The Salesman\\" by Asghar Farhadi won the Audience\choice award.\ American drama film \\"Manchester by the Sea\\", directed\by Kenneth Lonergan, closed the fest, which screened 175\movies, including features, documentaries and shorts from 54\countries.\ The event, which took place at Rang Mandir, Bandra,\saw the presence of Bollywood celebrities, including Kabir\Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Richa Chadha, Zoya Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Neha\Dhupia, Kunal Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Nawazuddin Siddiqui,\Sonam Kapoorm Shakun Batra and Ayan Mukherjee. (More) PTI JUR\NSK\AQS\SRE\


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