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Iranian film Daughter wins Golden Peacock award at 47 IFFI

Iranian film “Daughter” has won the coveted Golden Peacock award at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

It has been directed by Reza Mirkarimi. It is a family drama set in southern Iran. It brings out intergenerational conflict between a strict father and a young daughter.

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore conferred these awards during the concluding ceremony of IFFI held in Goa.

Other Category Awards

  • Special jury award: The Throne (South Korea) directed by Lee Joon-Ik.
  • Best Actor Female award: Elina Vaska (Latvia) for Mellow Mud.
  • Best Actor Male award: Farhad Aslani (Iran) for Daughter.
  • Best Director award: Jointly-shared by Soner Caner and Baris Kaya for Turkish film “Rauf”.
  • ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal Prize: Turkish director Mustafa Kara for his film “Cold of Kalandar”.
  • Special Jury mention award: Tiffany Hsuig for the Korean movie “The Apology”.
  • Centenary Award for the Best Debut Feature of the director: Pepa San Martin for the film “Ra Ra”.

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Malini Subramaniam honoured with International Press Freedom Award

Indian journalist Malini Subramaniam was conferred with the 2016 International Press Freedom Award. She has been honored for her reporting from the Naxal-infested Bastar area and for the commitment to a free press.

She is among the four journalists selected by the Committee to Protect Journalists for this year’s award. Others are Oscar Martinez (El Salvador), Can Dundar (Turkey) and  Abou Zeid (Egypt).

Malini Subramaniam is a contributor to the news website Scroll.in. She has reported on abuses by security forces and police, jailing of minors, sexual violence against women, shutdown of schools, extrajudicial killings, and threats against journalists in Bastar region in Chattisgarh.

About International Press Freedom Award (IPFA)

  • The IPFA honors journalists or their publications around the world for showing courage in defending press freedom despite facing attacks, threats or imprisonment.
  • The award was established in 1991 and is administered by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent NGO based in New York, US.
  • In addition to recognizing individuals, CPJ seeks to focus local and international media coverage on countries where violations of press freedom are particularly serious.

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