The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival concluded last night in a glitzy ceremony at Bandra's Rang Mandir auditorium. After showcasing over 180 films from as many as 70 countries, it was finally time to call it a day.
The ceremony, hosted by Vickey Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi of Masaan, was attended by directors like Vishal Bhardwaj, Rajkumar Hirani, Kabir Khan, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, actresses Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha besides several others.
Undoubtedly, the stars of the night were Anupama Chopra, Kiran Rao, and Smriti Kiran, the three women who painstakingly put the festival together, sourcing films from across the globe, arranging carefully planned masterclasses, besides hosting a number of other sessions, and one very memorable reunion of the cast and crew of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander.
The dates for MAMI 2017 were also announced. It will take place from October 12 to October 19.
Here is a list of those who took home the big prizes.
Golden Gateway Award - David Chou's Diamond Island.
Silver Gateway Award - Ralitza Petrova's Godless.
The Jury Grand Prize Natalia Almada's Everything Else.
Special Mention for Political Commitment of the Film - When Two Worlds Collide.
The Special Mention - Macarena Arias's Alba.
Golden Gateway Award - Haobam Paban Kumar's The Lady of the Lake.
Silver Gateway Award - Satish Babusenan and Santosh Babusenan's The Narrow Path.
Jury Grand Prize - Aicheng Jai Dohutia's The Hidden Corner.
Special Mention - Deepak Sampat for Rohit Mittal's Autohead
Special Mention - Shirley Abraham and Amit Madhesiya's Cinema Travellers.
Golden Gateway Award - Santosh Ganpat Kamble for Mumbai's Mahuwa.
Silver Gateway Award - Tabu Kaariya's Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh.
Special Mention (Dimensions Mumbai) Award - Yashwardhan Goswami's Bombai.
Golden Gateway Award (Feature) – Laha Mebow's Hang in There, Kids!
The Silver Gateway Award (Feature) – Evi Goldbrunner and Joachim Dollhopf's At Eye Level.
Special mention (Feature) – Manas Mukul Pal's Colours of Innocence.
The Golden Gateway Award (Short) – Vincent Patar and Stephane Aubier's A Town Called Panic: Back to School.'
The Silver Gateway Award (Short) - Nina Sabnani's We Make Images.
Special Mention (Short) - Pedro Paulo De Andrade's The Best Sound in the World.
Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality - Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under my Burkha
Mastercard Best India Female Filmmaker 2016 Award - Konkona Sensharma for A Death in the Gunj.
Audience Choice Award - The Salesman by Asghar Farhadi.
Young Critics Choice Award - Shirley Abraham and Amit Madhesiya's Cinema Travellers.
Special Mention for Excellence in Writing on Cinema (Hindi) - Naye Daur Ka Naya Cinema by Priyadarshan.
Special Mention for Excellence in Writing on Cinema (English) - Kanan Devi: The First Superstar of Indian Cinema by Mekhala Sengupta
Excellence in Writing on Cinema Award (Hindi) - Bhartiye Cinema Ka Itihas by Anil Bhargava.
Excellence in writing on Cinema Award (English) - The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee by Jai Arjun Singh.