The film also received the Film Critic Circle India Award (FCCI) and the award from the Centre International du Film pours l’Enfance et la Jeuneusse – CIFEJ for the best feature film.
Here My Village is about Farhad, a 12-year-old village boy who is crazy about photos and magazines. He tries to work hard to buy a second-hand camera, but he does not succeed.
This Side, Other Side by Iranian director Lida Fazli was presented with the best story award in the short film section. The film also received the young jury award for best short film.
This Side, Other Side shows that no border can block friendship and affection between children, in hopes that the adult world, as well as the children’s world, would be full of peace and friendship.
Binti by Frederike Migom from Belgium was named best film for children, while the award for best film for youth went to Fight Girl by Johan Timmers from the Netherlands.
The award for best short for children was presented to Matilda, a co-production between France and Belgium co-directed by Irene Iborra and Eduardo Puertos, and Three Feet by Giselle Geney from Colombia won the award best short film for youth.
Source: Tehran Times