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Docedge Awards 2016


DocedgeKolkata  Awards2016


Docedge Participants’Awards

An audience choice award, with the observers andparticipants voting for the project of their liking, where the winners areawarded a cash prize of INR 1850 each.

Winners(tied between)

No more Babies (India)

Director:PankajJohar

No More Babies is an investigative documentary that exposes the politicsof population control in India where various programs of successive governmentshave shown blatant disregard for individual rights in their bid to control theburgeoning population.


In my Room (Israel)

Directors:AyeletAlbenda,

NaamaPyritz

In My Room is an archive based coming of age film. It takes place withinthe rooms of 6 teenagers around the world, using materials shot by them behindclosed doors and then posted on YouTube. It lets us see them grow and change infront of our eyes on their way to becoming what they dream of being.


IDFA Award

A talented filmmaker with a promising project isinvited to attend IDFA with possible mentoring input at IDFA Academy.

Ink-in’ my Body (India)

Director:ShatabdiChakrabarti

"Ink-in’ My Body", is a journey about identity via thepractice of tattooing in India. Focusing on women, the film will find a paththrough the lives of tattooed women and female tattoo artists, questioning thedichotomy and divide between urban and tribal spaces using the same art form,with a personal narrative of the filmmaker.


Docs Port Incheon

Selection and invitation to Asian DocumentaryProject Market, Docs Port Incheon, Korea

Swimming Through the Darkness (India)

Director:SupriyoSen

Blind swimmer KanaiChakraborty successfully finishes world’s longest open water swimmingcompetition but the unemployed man’s ultimate aspiration of crossing EnglishChannel faces many obstacles. The film follows a small town hero’s uniquejourney to achieve a big dream.



EsoDoc Selection

For attending EsoDoc workshop for furthermentoring input.


My Father, The Last Communist (Vietnam)

Director:Hong Le Doan

In Da Nang, Vietnam, a dying father struggles to keep his communistideology while his memory rapidly fades due to Alzheimer`s.


Special EDN Awards

1. Free membership and free admission to LisbonDocs:

My Father, The Last Communist (Vietnam)

Director:Hong Le Doan

In Da Nang, Vietnam, a dying father struggles to keep his communistideology while his memory rapidly fades due to Alzheimer`s.



2. Free membership of EDN:

Host Nation (Korea)

Director:KoWoon Lee

Filippino Juicy Girls console the U.S. soldiers’ lonely nights in Korea.Untold story about military camp town business.



3. Free membership of EDN:

Is It Too Much To Ask?

Director:LeenaManimekalai

“Is it too much to ask” is a documentary abouttwo single transwomen friends Smiley and Glady trying to find a home for themin the city of Chennai, South India.



DMZ Docs Fund

Selection and invitation to DMZ Docs Fund, Korea

Birha (India)

Director:Ekta Mittal

Birha reflects “the waiting and lamentations caused by the pang ofseparation,” through infinite landscapes, missing persons, mothers and loverswaiting for their loved ones.



YES FOUNDATION-DocedgeAward

A cash grant (INR 200000) as production supportfor a promising project with a social cause.

Swimming Through the Darkness

Director:SupriyoSen

Blind swimmer KanaiChakraborty successfully finishes world’s longest open water swimmingcompetition but the unemployed man’s ultimate aspiration of crossing EnglishChannel faces many obstacles. The film follows a small town hero’s uniquejourney to achieve a big dream.


Docedge Award

1. Most innovative project: 

Host Nation (Korea)

Director:KoWoon Lee

Filippino Juicy Girls console the U.S. soldiers’ lonely nights in Korea.Untold story about military camp town business.



2. Best pitch:

The Forest with Red Leaves (India)

NandanSaxena,KavitaBahl

TheRailway, the Road and the River are three vortices that define the modernparadigm of development that most governments swear by.  Who sets the Agenda and who benefits fromthis development? The film explores contentious issues in a verdant Niyamgiri,in the heart of the infamous Red Corridor in India.


3. Most developed project:

Ink-in’ my Body (India)

ShatabdiChakrabarti

"Ink-in’ My Body", is a journey about identity via thepractice of tattooing in India. Focusing on women, the film will find a paththrough the lives of tattooed women and female tattoo artists, questioning thedichotomy and divide between urban and tribal spaces using the same art form,with a personal narrative of the filmmaker.


Docedge - Chanday Matthew Grant

Outreach/distributionsupport (INR 150000)

Is It Too Much To Ask?(India)

LeenaManimekalai

“Is it too much to ask” is a documentary abouttwo single transwomen friends Smiley and Glady trying to find a home for themin the city of Chennai, South India.




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