Kalyan International Film Festival was recently held at Kalyan on 21 February. Though the festival is generally organized for five days, this year it was an one-day affair and the remaining money was donated to CM’s draught relief fund. Many celebrities from Hindi and Marathi film industry were present for this film festival.
Writer Prakash Bhalekar, Qayyum Kazi and Gajanan Fulari were the judges for this film festival.
The winners are: Best Story: Dipiya Joshi- Sankal. Best Screenplay: Raju Koshte, Shreekant Masky- Orphan Kids, Best dialogue: Satyanand Gaikwad – Superb Plan. Best Lyricist: B Vijay – Shubham Karoti Kalyanam, Best Music Director- Amitaraj 1234, Best Singer: Dnyaneshwar Meshram- Bazaar, Best Singer (female): Bela Shende- Atmadah, Best Background Music: Chaitanya Adkar _ Neelkanth Master, Best Foreign Film : Our Perfect World USA, Best Rural film: Janmdata, Best Social film : Aart, Best regional film : Gurukul, Special Jury Award: Mr. and Mrs. Unwanted, Best Children Film: Yaaron Samajha Karo, Best Cinematography : Sanatio Teresso – 1234, Best Editing : Ballu Saluja- Neelkanth Master, Best Director: Gajendra Ahire- The Silence, Best Actor: Prashant Damle-Bho Bho, Best Actress – Smita Gondkar- Mr. and Mrs. Unwanted.
Vinod Shinde, convener of the festival said that though this year the festival duration has been cut short, the festival has reached to higher level as this was organized jointly by various organizations like IMPA and western India Film and TV Producers Association.
The next edition of this film festival has been organized from 25 December to 29 December 2016 at Kalyan. The organizers have requested film makers to send their entry for this film festival.