The Golden Lamp Tree Award, which carries Rs. 5,00,000 prize money went to Extinction II,directed by Fernando Uson Fornies. The Silver Lamp Tree Award carrying prize money of Rs. 3,00,000 went to Kusum directed by Shumona Banerjee. The Vasudha Award, India’s only Government Award for an environmental film carrying prize of Rs.3,00,00 went jointly to Kaippad directed by Babu Kambrath and Niyamgiri You Are Still Alive directed by Suma Josson. Special Jury Mention Award carrying prize money of Rs. 2,00,000 was conferred on Charulata…A Sequel of the Life Untold directed by Sangeeta Padmanabhan and Certificate of Appreciation from the Jury went to Incurable India directed by Umesh Aggarwal.
Mallya said, “Congratulations to all the winners. I and UB Group have ensured that creativity, entrepreneurship and youth should always be encouraged. I personally believe that Short Films play an important role in development of a nation, dissemination of information and most importantly bringing to light voices of underprivileged communities.”
Entertainment Society of Goa chief executive officer Manoj Srivastava said, “We are grateful to Mr. Mallya for taking out his precious time to attend the Award ceremony. His presence will surely go a long way in encouraging short film makers and spreading awareness about the importance and contribution of short films to Cinema.”