Before the festival, five one day Film Appreciation Courses were organized in the month of January / February 2016 at Indore, Bhopal, Raipur, Gwalior & Jabalpur. Eminent speakers & film personalities like Rajpal Yadav were resource persons for these courses.
The then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan had inaugurated the Festival on 26th Feb. while Hon. Minister for Urban Development of MP Shri Kailash Vijayvergiya was the chief guest for closing ceremony on 28th Feb. Film personalities like Madhur Bhandarkar, Rahul Rawail, Vivek Agnihotri, Manoj Joshi, Mukesh Tiwari, Sudipto Sen etc. were the guests of honour. They had also participated in the “Open Forum” held in the afternoon every day along with the budding young directors. The large enthusiastic crowed kept the auditoriums and the forums bustling with energy.
The winners of this Festival were:
|Short Films||First Price||El Beso||Mahesh Periyadan||Kanoor, Kerala|
|Second Price||Vaishali||Prachi Sharma||Rohtak, Hariyana|
|Consolation-II||Desire||PranshuShrivastava& Harsh Jain||Indore, MP|
|Special Jury Price||RavanVaham||Daulat Singh Rathore||Indore, MP|
|Documentary Films||First Price||Changing||Mahesh Mishra||Pune, Maharashtra|
|Second Price||Asi, the lost river||Vishwajeet Mukherjee||Varanasi, UP|
|Consolation-I||Pandhari is my mother’s home||Varun Tuteja||Pune, Maharashtra|
|Consolation-II||The Bohemian Musician||RochakSahu||Pune, Maharashtra|
|Special Jury Price||A beast called beauty||Aakanksha Chinkara||Pune, Maharashtra|
|Animation Films||Consolation-I||The Shiner||Ashok Patel||Indore, MP|
|Consolation-II||Rules on the Road||Sanjay Khimsera||Indore, MP|
|Campus Films||Consolation-I||Aks||Vijay Kumar||Delhi|
|Consolation-II||Years after global warming||Pankaj Shankhwar & Saurabh Shivde||Indore, MP|