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Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for FilmFestivals.com and a member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. He is a Film Festival Correspondent since 1976, Film-critic since 1969 and a Feature-writer since 1970. He is also an acting and dialogue coach. 

 

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RIFF 08, 2022, 16: Awards presented at the closing ceremony

RIFF 08, 2022, 16: Awards presented at the closing ceremony

Special Awards – [7]

[01] RIFF 2022 --- LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN

CINEMA: N CHANDRA (INDIAN FILM WRITER, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER)

[02] RIFF 2022 --- LEGENDARY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AND CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN

CINEMA: RANDHIR KAPOOR (INDIAN FILM DIRECTOR, ACTOR & PRODUCER)

[03] RIFF 2022 ---- INTERNATIONAL HONORARY AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN

CINEMA & TELEVISION: CHARLES THOMSON (INTERNATIONAL ACTOR & ANCHOR)

[04] RIFF 2022 ---- PRIDE OF RAJASTHAN: SANJIV GOENKA (CO-OWNER, FILMISTAN

STUDIO, Mumbai)

 

[05] RIFF 2022---- HASRAT JAIPURI AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION IN INDIAN CINEMA: SAYEED QUADRI (INDIAN LYRICIST AND POET FROM JODHPUR)

[06] RIFF 2022 ---- OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS OF CINEMA :

KOMAL NAHATA (BOLLYWOOD TRADE ANALYST,  FROM JODHPUR)

[07] RIFF 2022 ---- BEST AUTHOR OF A BOOK IN 202: RAHUL RAWAIL FOR "RAJ

KAPOOR: THE MASTER AT WORK"

FEATURE FILMS (NATIONAL/REGIONAL/ INTERNATIONAL/ RAJASTHANI) = [24]

[08] BEST HINDI FEATURE FILM: CHHIPKALI [MEEMO / KOUSHIK KAR]

[09] BEST REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: SEMKHOR [MALA BARUAH / AIMEE BARUAH ] DIMASA

[10] BEST CHILDREN’S REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: NAMMA CHILDREN'S INDIA [KOKILA. N.

GOWDA / N. R. NANJUNDE GOWDA] KANNADA

[11] BEST RAJASTHANI FEATURE FILM: NAMAK (SALT) [TANUJ VYAS & SACHIN TAILANG]

[12] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST HINDI FEATURE FILM: GAAYE HAMARI MATA HAI

[VIVEK GAYAPRASAD SRIVASTAVA / SHUJA ALI]

[13] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST REGIONAL FILM: DOLLU [PAVAN WADEYAR & APEKSHA

PUROHIT] KANNADA

[14] CRITICS CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: THE PORTRAITS [AKSHAY

KUMAR PARIJA / DR. BIJUKUMAR DAMODARAN] MALAYALAM

[15] SPECIAL VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST HINDI FEATURE FILM: AATA [ NARPAT

SINGH GAUR / HEMANT SEERVI]

[16] SPECIAL VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: SAKUNTALAM

[DUSHYANTH SRIDHAR & SRINIVAS KANNAA] SANSKRIT

[17] BEST DIRECTOR IN HINDI FEATURE FILM: RAM KAMAL MUKHERJEE [EK DUAA &

SHUBHO BIJOYA)

[18] BEST DIRECTOR FOR REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: ANANTH NARAYAN MAHADEVAN

[BITTERSWEET] MARATHI

[19] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR IN REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: VIJEESH MANI

[MMMMM SOUND OF PAIN] MALAYALAM

[20] CRITICS CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR IN REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: ADARI

MURTHY SAI [DAHANAM] TELUGU

[21] BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR IN REGIONAL FEATURE FILM : SAGAR PURANIK [DOLLU- THE

DRUM]

[22] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR IN REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: KAUTUK

SAKSENA [SAY IT THRICE] ENGLISH/HINDI

[23] CRITICS CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR IN REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: YADU

VIJAYAKRISHNAN [BHAGAVADAJJUKAM] SANSKRIT

[24] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST STORY IN REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: BANK LOAN

[KANNADA]

[25] BEST ACTOR FOR HINDI FEATURE FILM: HARSHIT MATHUR [AATA] HINDI

[26] BEST ACTOR FOR REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: ADITYA OM [DAHANAM] TELUGU

[27] BEST ACTOR FOR RAJASTHANI FEATURE FILM: NEMI CHAND [NAMAK - THE SALT]

[28] BEST ACTRESS FOR HINDI FEATURE FILM: SUSHMITA RANA [AATA]

[29] BEST ACTRESS FOR REGIONAL FEATURE FILM: AIMEE BARUAH [SEMKHOR] DIMASA LANGUAGE

[30] BEST ACTRESS FOR RAJASTHANI FEATURE FILM: POOJA JOSHI [NAMAK - THE SALT]

[31] BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD FOR RAJASTHANI FEATURE FILM: DHRUV SANKHLA

[NAMAK - THE SALT]

SHORT FILMS (NATIONAL/ REGIONAL/ STUDENT/ RAJASTHANI/

INTERNATIONAL) = 23

[32] BEST HINDI SHORT FILM: GAJRA [VINEET SHARMA, PRANALI SHARMA, MANOJ.S.NAIR]

[33] BEST REGIONAL SHORT FILM: SWEET BIRIYANI [JEYACHANDRA HASHMI] TAMIL

[34] BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM: RIDDLE [UMANG PATEL] HINDI

[35] BEST RAJASTHANI SHORT FILM: MHARI PYARI BAISA [NARPAT SINGH GAUR]

[36] BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM: HABIKUR (NIGHT VISIT) [EFRAT COHEN, HAREL BEN

MELECH / MYA KAPLAN] HEBREW

[37] BEST SHORT ACTION FILM: DELUDE [NISCHAL SHARMA] HINDI

[38] BEST SHORT FILM FOR SOCIAL AWARENESS: E-RICKSHAWALI 2021 [RUHI AKA ROHINI

HAK / ARCHITA MANDAL] HINDI / ENGLISH

[39] BEST SHORT FILM FOR SOCIAL CAUSE: BOORAI KAA ANT [MOHAMMED SALEEM

(MUNNA BHAI) HINDI

[40] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST HINDI SHORT FILM: FRINCE [GOPI VIKAS ARORA / RAM]

[41] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST RAJASTHANI SHORT FILM: MRITYUDAND [SOHAN

DHANARI / DINESH RAJPUROHIT]

[42] SPECIAL VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM: ANUBANDH [ANURADHA

NARENDRA ADWANI / SHARAFAT ALI AND ANAND SINGH CHOUHAN] HINDI

[43] CRITICS CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM: BULLETPROOF ANAND [ALOK SHARMA]

HINDI

[44] BEST STUDENT REGIONAL SHORT FILM: GAGAN [SUPRAJ KERKAR & BRIJESH KAKODKER]

KONKANI

[45] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT REGIONAL SHORT FILM: MEEKHA [JINO

THOMAS / JOPHY ABRAHAM] MALAYALAM

[46] BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM FOR SOCIAL CAUSE: CREATURES FORGOTTEN TO DANCE

[PRADEEP NAIR / PRUDHU] MALAYALAM

[47] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN STUDENT SHORT FILM: NIPAKSHI SHARMA

[KITCHEN-19]

[48] BEST STORY FOR HINDI SHORT FILM: HIMANSHU KIRAN SHARMA [RANGREZ]

[49] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST STORY IN HINDI SHORT FILM: KULDEEP VYAS [TOOTI

CHAPPAL]

[50] BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM: NA JAANE KYUN [MAYANK PUSHPAM SINGH] HINDI

/ ENGLISH

[51] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR IN HINDI SHORT FILM: KUSHAL JADHAV

[NEWTON'S PENDULUM]

[52] BEST DEBUT DIRECTORS FOR HINDI SHORT FILM: ASHUTOSH CHATURVEDI, PANKAJ

MAVCHI [PILIBHIT]

[53] BEST DIRECTOR IN REGIONAL SHORT FILM: MANOJ HARIBHAU BHANGE [BELOSA]

MARATHI

[54] BEST STORY IN REGIONAL SHORT FILM: KRITESH AGARWAL [TIRED HEART] ENGLISH

DOCUMENTARY & ANIMATION FILMS (6)

[55] BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: B. B. LAL "DOYEN OF INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGY” [USHA

ABHAYAKUMAR / DR. RAMADEVI SEKHAR & MR. EBENEZER ANNADOSS] ENGLISH

[56] BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM: PRINCES AND VAGABONDS [FABIENNE LE

HOUÉROU] (FRANCE)

[57] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM: IT GETS IN YOUR

BLOOD [ED HARTMAN] (USA)

[58] BEST DIRECTORS FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM: ROHIT GUPTAA & DR. BHAWANI SINGH

RATHORE [EK RAJPUT KISAN - THE REAL STORY] HINDI

[59] BEST DIRECTORS FOR INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM: ANDREA RÜTHLEIN, MATTHIAS LUKOSCHEK [SILVER HAIR STILL ROCKS] (GERMANY)

[60] BEST STUDENT ANIMATION FILM: AN UNREVEALED SECRET [REDSKETCH COMMERCIAL

ART ACADEMY & STUDIO / SWASTIK JAIN]

MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM (HINDI/REGIONAL/INTERNATIONAL/RAJASTHANI) = [10]

[61] BEST HINDI MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: EK TASVEER [KUNAL SANJAY MEHRA / ILIYAS BELIM]

[62] BEST RAJASTHANI MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: CHIRMI [TIPS MUSIC RAJASTHANI / SARTHAK

KANOJIA]

[63] BEST INTERNATIONAL MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: ANCIENT LOVER BY BANJII & MAYURI

[KAHANI RECORDS / BANJII & MAYURI] (USA)

[64] SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST HINDI MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: PIYA MILAN RUT AAYI RE

[GANESHA ENTERTAINMENTS / PANKAJ RAO & ANKIT AGARWAL]

[65] BEST LYRICIST & MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR HINDI MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: MANSHREE MEHRA

& KUNAL SANJAY MEHRA [LAMBI SI SADAK]

[66] BEST LYRICIST & MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR REGIONAL MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: SESHU KMR

[KALA MUSICAL] TELUGU

[67] BEST SINGER IN RAJASTHANI MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: SONU KANWAR [CHIRMI]

[68] BEST ACTRESS IN REGIONAL MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: HEENA S [KALA MUSICAL] TELUGU

[69] BEST ACTOR IN RAJASTHANI MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: SHAILENDRA VYAS [CHIRMI]

[70] BEST ACTRESS IN RAJASTHANI MUSIC VIDEO ALBUM: SWATI JANGID [CHIRMI

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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
(Siraj Associates)

Siraj Syed is a film-critic since 1970 and a Former President of the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is the India Correspondent of FilmFestivals.com and a member of FIPRESCI, the international Federation of Film Critics, Munich, Germany

Siraj Syed has contributed over 1,015 articles on cinema, international film festivals, conventions, exhibitions, etc., most recently, at IFFI (Goa), MIFF (Mumbai), MFF/MAMI (Mumbai) and CommunicAsia (Singapore). He often edits film festival daily bulletins.

He is also an actor and a dubbing artiste. Further, he has been teaching media, acting and dubbing at over 30 institutes in India and Singapore, since 1984.


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