• Sikkim adjudged as the most film friendly state in National Film Fest

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    Guwahati: Sikkim has bagged as the most film friendly state at the recently held 67th National Film Awards. The winners of the National Film Fest were announced by the Union Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar.

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    The event was supposed to be held in May last year, but was delayed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Here is the list of winners from varied categories:-

    Marakkar Lion of the Arabian Sea won the Best Feature Film award while Kangana Ranaut won the Best Actress award for Manikarnika and Panga. Manoj Bajpayee was given the Best Actor award for Bhonsle sharing it with Dhanush (Tamil).

    Other major awards in feature films category:

    Best Editing film -- Jersey (Telugu), Best Screenplay Adapted -- Gumnami, Best Cinematography -- Jallikattu, Best Male Playback Singer -- B Praak, Best Supporting Actress -- Pallavi Joshi, Best Supporting Actor -- Vijay Sethupathi

    The list of awards in non-feature films category:

    Best Film on Family Values: Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole

    Best Short Fiction Film: Custody

    Special Jury Award: Small scale Societies

    Best Animation Film: Radha

    Best Investigation Film: Jakkal

    Best Exploration Film: Wild Karnataka

    Best Educational Film: Apples and Oranges

    Best Film on Social Issue: Holy Rights and Ladli

    Best Environmental Film: The Stork Saviours

    Best Promotional Film: The Shower

    Best Arts and Cultural Film: Shrikshetra Ru-Sahijita

    Best Biographical Film : Elephants Do Remember

    Best Debut non-feature film of a Director: Khisa

    Best Non-Feature Film: An Engineered Dream

    Best Narration: Wild Karnataka (David attenbrogh)

    Best Audiography: Radha (Musical)

    Best Editing: Shut Up Sona

    Charan-Arva The Essence of Being a Nomad

    Best on Location Sound Recordist: Rahas, Saptarishi Sarkar

    Best Cinematography: Sonsi, Savita Singh

    Best Direction: Knock Knock Knock Sudhansu Saria

    Best Film Critic: Sohini Chattopadhyay

    Most Film-friendly State: Sikkim

    Best Book on Cinema: A Gandhian Affair: India’ Curious Portrayal of Love in cinema by Sanjay Suri

    Special mention: Cinema Pahnara Manus by Ashok Rane and Jagathika Cinema Vikasa Prerane Prabhava by PR Ramadasa Naidu

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