The Bet Collector, directed by the
Pareno plays a middle-agedhousewife who collects bets for the illegal game of 'jueteng' in the film,which also picked up the Fipresci jury award.
The jury for the AsianCompetition declined to give a best actor award but gave a special mention toTurkish director Kutlug Ataman's 2 Girls,about the intense relationship between two
The Asian Competition juryincluded filmmakers Stanley Kwan, Ryuichi Hiroki, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and XieFei along with Indonesian actress Jajang Noer.
Meanwhile, best film in theIndian Competition was awarded to TheCleansing Rites, directed by Ramachandra PN, about a family dealing with changingsocial structures in southern
The NETPAC award went toThai romantic drama Midnight My Love,directed by Khongdej Jaturanrassamee, which played in the Asian Frescoessection.
Although events in the
The ten-day event alsohosted the third edition of Talent Campus
Co-organised by Asian cinemajournal Cinemaya and private arts organisation Osian's, Cinefan was launched in1999 and is now the major film festival in the Indian capital. It also has afocus on Asian art and held an exhibition of Osian's archives along with anauction of Indian art, books and cinema memorabilia.