Director Kaveri's Shilpa Munikempana bagged the Best Short Fiction award, while Iram Ghufran's There is Something in the Air walked away with the Best Short Documentary award. In the short fiction section, Barun De Joardar won the best camera person award and S Someetharan received the Special Mention for directing Mullaitivu Saga on Sri Lankan fight.
Best music video award was given to Anusha Nanda Kumar for her video 'Sitha Haran aur Anya Kaaniyan'. Documentaries You Dont Belong and Vertical City also got Special Mention. Chief minster Oommen Chandy gave away the prizes and certificate to the winners. Minister Sivakumar, Chalachithra Academy Chairman Priyadarsan, Mayor Adv. K Chandrika and jury chairman Syama Prasad were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minster for Forest and Film, KB Ganesh Kumar said, “The proposal for the film complex on Tagore theatre premises will be submitted to the Information and Broadcasting ministry on 22 of this month.
A Pestering Journey, which has been directed by KR Manoj, has won the Best Long Documentary award at the 4th IDSFFK in Thiruvanthapuram on Thursday. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs One lakh and a certificate of merit. Award for the best camera in the Documentry section is given to Shahnad Jalal, the cinematographer of A Pestering Journey.