New Delhi: Osian’s-Cinefan festival of Asian and Arab Cinema will present Lifetime Achievement Awards to film makers Mrinal Sen and Pete F. Lacaba at the 10th anniversary of the film festival to be held in New Delhi from 10-20 July 2008.
Mrinal Sen, is one of India’s most acclaimed filmmakers and pioneer of the alternative cinema movement. He has directed feature films, short films and documentaries of varying content and cine-aesthetics on themes of social and political relevance.
He is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Jose F. Lacaba, poet, journalist, editor, translator, and screenwriter, is a bilingual writer who writes in English and Filipino. He has authored six poetry collections in Filipino and a collection of journalistic reportage in English, ‘Days of disquiet, nights of rage’.
Jose F Lacaba
He has edited numerous books, including ‘Films of Asean’ and Emmanuel Lacaba’s ‘Salvaged poems and salvaged prose’. He has written screenplays of award-winning feature films that have been screened at international film festivals, including Cannes, Venice and Toronto.
His screenplay credits include Jaguar, Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim, Orapronobis, Sister Stella L., Eskapo, Segurista and Rizal sa Dapitan. Pete Lacaba is also the recipient of the Centennial Honors for the Arts.
This year Osian’s-Cinefan has announced over Rs1 crore, in prize money for its competition sections and lifetime achievement awards. The winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented Rs8 lakh.