All Lights India International Film Festival

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All Lights India International Film Festival
LocationHyderabad, Telangana, India
AwardsThe Golden Frame Award
Festival dateDecember 2019
LanguageInternational
Websitealiiff.com

All Lights India International Film festival (ALIIFF),[1] is an annual film festival of India conducted in Hyderabad. It is usually conducted in December every year. The 4th edition was held from Dec 1-4, 2018 at PVR Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad.[2] Popular Malayalam film actor and national award-winning director Balachandra Menon was the festival director of the 2018 edition.

History[edit]

The first edition of ALIIFF was held in 2015 in Kochi, Kerala.[3] The second and third editions were held at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. The film festival was founded by Sohan Roy, Hollywood director of Indian origin and a media entrepreneur.[4]

ALIIFF is part of the Indywood Film Carnival and has introduced some notable films such as Theeb which later went on to win the Oscar in Foreign Films category in 2015. Popular regional superstars such as Mohanlal, Kamal Hassan and Venkatesh have been patrons of the event in the past. The event is managed by the All Lights Film Society. Nisha Joseph is the Artistic Director of ALIIFF.[5]

The 2017 edition saw films as part of 6 competitive and 9 non-competitive categories. Every year, the festival awards the Golden Frame Award to the best film.

Veteran Film director and winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award, Shyam Benegal was the festival director of the 2017 edition.[6]

Competition Categories[edit]

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  • International Competition for Student Short Films
  • International Competition for Short Films
  • International Competition for Documentary Films
  • International Competition for Indian Movies
  • International Competition for Debut Director's Films (Features)
  • International Competition for Feature Films
  • Short Film Corner

Out of Competition Categories[edit]

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  • Children Films
  • Environmental and Sustainability Films

Award Categories[edit]

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  • Film Critics Circle of India Award for the Best Indian Movie
  • NETPAC Award for The Best Asian Cinema
  • Best Student Short Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Indywood Panorama Movie
  • Best Debut Director's Film
  • Best Feature Film

ALIIFF 2015—Golden Frame Award Winners[edit]

ALIIFF 2015—Golden Frame Award Winners
Category Name Director Country
Golden Frame Award for Best Short Film I Exist Radhika Prasadhi & Vivek Raju India
Honorable Mention Award (Short Film) Till Jail Do Us Apart Mariana & Joserro Emmanuelli Puerto
Honorable Mention Award (Short Film) Symmetry Ruben Van Leer Netherlands
1968 You're Human Like the Rest of Them B.S. Johnson UK
Best Documentary and Documentary Feature Film 100 Mules Walking the Los Bruce Dickson USA
1970 Calcutta Louis Malle France
Honorable Mention Award (Documentary and Documentary Feature Film) The Garden of Hope Laurence Guenoun Brazil
Golden Frame Award for Best Indywood Panorama Scarabus Gérald Frydman Belgium
1973 Nirbashito Churni Ganguly India
Golden Frame Award for Best Debut Feature Film My Life with A King Carlo Enciso Catu Philippines
Honorable Mention Award (Debut Feature Film) Nekro Pinar Sinan Turkey
Golden Frame Award for Best Feature Film Masaan[10] Neeraj Ghaywan India
Honorable Mention Award (Feature Film) Ben & Ara Nnegest Likke United States
Golden Frame People Choice Award Seven Ravens Alice Nellis Czech Republic
NETPAC Award for The Best Asian Cinema at ALIIFF Mina Walking Yosef Baraki Afghanistan

ALIIFF 2016—Golden Frame Award Winners[edit]

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ALIIFF 2016—Golden Frame Award Winners
Category Film Director Country
Film Critics Circle of India Award For The Best Indian Movie Violin Player Bauddhayan Mukherji India
NETPAC Award for the Best Asian Cinema Houra Gholamreza Sagharchiyan Iran
Best Student Short Film Chaver Abhilash Vijayan India
Best Student Short Film—Honorable Mention Valentina Max Kidd Germany
Best Documentary Film—Winner The Great Transmission Pema Gellek United States
Best Documentary Film—Honorable Mention Vanishing Island D.Dhanasumod India
Best Documentary Film—Winner SMAJL Philipp Majer Germany
Special Mention—Best Educational Film Take Over Jennifer Alphonsse India
Best Short Film The School Shiva Kumar India
Best Short Film - Honorable Mention Senior Teacher Sha Mo China
Best Short Film—Honorable Mention Cancer 71 Abhishek Talukder India
Best Indywood Panorama Movie Pathemari Salim Ahmed India
Best Debut Director's Film 1st Sem Dexter Paglinawan Hemedez & Allan Michael Ibanez Philippines
Best Feature Film Nise—The Heart of Madness Roberto Berliner Brazil
Best Feature Film—Honorable Mention Laut Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio Philippines
Best Feature Film—Honorable Mention Metamorphosis (Roopatharam) M.B. Padmakumar India
People Choice Award Shankachil Goutam Gose India

ALIIFF 2017—Golden Frame Award Winners[edit]

ALIIFF 2017—Golden Frame Award Winners
Category Film Director Country
Best Student Short Film The Loudest Silence Marccela Moreno Brazil
Best Short Film Take the Reins Emma Barrett USA
Short Film (Honorable Mention) Chudala Maaria Sayed India
Best Documentary In Return: Just A Book Shiny Jacob Benjamin India
Best Indywood Panorama Film Railway Children Prithvi Konanur India
NETPAC Award Hidden Corner Jaicheng Jai Dohutia India
Best Debut Director Apricot Groves Pouria Heidary Oureh Armenia
Debut Director Film (Honorable Mention) 2001: While Kubrick Was in Space Gabriel Nicoli Argentina
Best Feature Film Saawan Farhan Alam USA
Feature Film (Honorable Mention) Minnaminungu (Surabhi Lakshmi) Anil Thomas India
I.V. Sasi Memorial Golden Frame Award for the Best Indian Debut Director The Forsaken Jiju Antony India

ALIIFF 2018—Golden Frame Award Winners[edit]

ALIIFF 2018—Golden Frame Award Winners
Category Film Director Country
Best Indywood Panorama Film To Let Chezhiyan Ra India
NETPAC Award for the Best Asian Film Runaway Abhishek Saha India
Best Debut Director Amir Nima Eghlime Iran
Debut Director—Honorable Mention Runaway Sudipta Chakraborty India
Debut Director—Honorable Mention Kupal Levon Haftvan Iran
Best Feature Film Octav Serge Loan Celebidachi Romania
Best Feature Film Pupa Indrasis Acharya India

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Third edition of Indywood film fest to be held in Hyderabad in Dec". @businessline. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  5. ^ "The Indian Filmmaker's Guide to Oscars".
  6. ^ "ALIIFF proudly welcomes Shyam Benegal as the 2017 edition Festival Director".
  7. ^ "ALL LIGHTS INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  8. ^ "ALL LIGHTS INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
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  11. ^ "Winners of the All Lights India International Film Festival 2016". Asian Film Festivals. 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2018-06-29.