The Zhang Jiarui-directeddrama walked away with best film, best script and a new Foreign Press Choice'sPurple Orchid award.
Award presenters include
A total of 22 nominatedfeature films and documentaries were showcased over seven days at two venues in
"We've received three timesmore entries than last year," said festival director Sanjoy Roy. "Many of thenominated films from last year went on to play at film festivals worldwide andmost importantly, found distribution. AFFF is not just about presenting awardsbut also about finding business at the end of the exercise."
Last year's best filmwinner, The Blossoming Of Maximo Oliveros,travelled to over a dozen festivals including Sundance and
AFFF was inaugurated lastyear as part of the Asia Media Festival with the aim to celebrate emergingfirst-time film-makers and actors. Asia Media Festival is a key media eventhosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore.
AFFF is organized by Indianentertainment company Teamwork which produces a variety of performing artsfestivals around the world, including the Edinburgh International and FringeFestival.
Ramakant Gaikwad, Dombivli Fast (
Lam Nguyen, Journey from the Fall(US)
Nishikanth Kamat, Dombivli Fast (
Ham Tran, Journey from the Fall (US)
Le Go, The Road in the Air (
Kangana Ranaut, Gangster (
Yuan Daju and Zhang Jiarui, The Road (
Tassaduq Hussain, Omkara (
Bobby Singh, Gangster (
OneShow Less (
Best Director of Documentary
Roseanne Liang, Banana in a Nutshell (
Foreign Press Association Choice