The curtains came down on the eighth edition of Chennai International Film Festival(CIFF) on Thursday (December 23, 2010) with a function to honour Tamil film makers for their contribution to the industry. Director Singeetham Srinivasa Rao ,Actor Charu Haasan and Archana were the jury members while Napoleon, actor cum Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was the chief guest on the occasion.
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‘Angadi Theru’ a film on the plight of workers in Chennai’s commercial hub Ranganathan Street was adjudged the best film. Director Vasanthabalan and executive producer Vijayakumar were presented the award and a cheque of Rs.1 lakh. Mr. Vasanthabalan said the film festival served as a platform to promote Tamil films in international arena.
‘Kalavaani‘ was chosen as the second best film for which its director Sargunam and producer Nazir were presented the award and a cash award of Rs.75,000 each.
Director Prabhu Solomon was adjudged as the best director for ‘Mynaa’, Solomon thanked team members and audience for supporting good films.
Director and actor R.Parthiban won the jury award for his performance in ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’. Parthiban said he was receiving the award on behalf of those film makers who are yet to be recognised for their achievements and budding talents in the industry.
‘Orr Iravu’, directed by Hari Shankar, Harish Narayan and Krishnashekar,was awarded as best independent feature film .
Varun Kumar, a resident of Velachery, received the film buff award for viewing maximum number of movies at the festival. where 125 films were screened in the 8 day festival, which was watched in total by 1900 persons,