The Asian Competition Section acts as a window to filmmakers in the Asian region to display contemporary trends, styles and shared narrative concerns that have engaged them. Eventual winners are picked by a panel of eminent jurors.
Second Best Film
Third Best Film
Asian Cinema Competition Special Jury mention
Indian (Chitrabharati) Cinema Competition
The Indian Competition Section provides a platform for showcasing the best of Indian filmmaking talent. It also enables them gain recognition for their works. The submissions are judged by a panel of experts.
Best Indian Cinema Award
Second Best Indian Cinema Award
Third Best Indian Cinema Award
The Kannada Competition Section provides a window for exhibiting the best of Kannada language films made during the year with the winners being picked by a jury of experts. Besides rewarding the creative works and recognising local talents, it also enables the filmmakers to gain recognition, and enable prospective overseas curators to pick Kannada films for their festival circuits.