The film, directed by Susant Misra, also claimed the award for best cinematography (Sudheer Palsane).
“The film was shot in Ranikhet and nearby areas, almost entirely in Uttarakhand,” said Banerjee, who has also acted with auteurs such as Satyajit Ray (Ghare Baire), David Lean (A Passage to India) and Roman Polanski (Bitter Moon).
Josef: Born in Grace is adapted from a short story, Joseph, written by Umakanta Mahapatra. “Through static mise-en-scenes, the narrative of the film reflects the all-encompassing nature of time, pre-empting and repeating itself in allegorical hues,” said the film’s synopsis on the Ontario film festival website
.Ontario International Film Festival Award winner 2020
-Best Canadian Feature Film – John 316.
-Best Canadian Director – John 316.
-Best Canadian Screenwriting – John 316, Jarvis Greiner, Brandon Rhiness, Michael Schaar-Ney.
-Best Canadian Actress-Afton Rentz – John 316.
-Best Canadian Music Scoring – We All Inherit the Moon-Stolen Season.
-Best Canadian Second Actor – Simon Phillips – This is America.
-Best Canadian DOP – John 316 – Chase Gardiner.
-Best Canadian Editing – Stolen Season – Pascal Payant.
-Best Canadian Film Sound – John 316 – Thierry Diab.
-Best Canadian Documentary – The Day I Met Hitler – Ronen Israelski.
-Best Canadian Short Film – Night Shoot – Penny Eizenga.
-Best Canadian Student – What Comes Next – Darren Summersby.
Best International Feature Film – Killing the Dead, “Paraguay” Directed by Hugo Giménez and produced by Gabriela Sabaté, Alexa Rivero and Vanessa Ragone.
-Best International Director – Killing The Dead, Hugo Giménez “Paraguay”.
-Best International Screenwriting – Josef, Born in Grace, Sudarshan Juyal, Zakir, Susant Misra, Vijay Pandit Khan “India”.
-Best International Actor to Les Martin & Declan Mills – Be Good or Be Gone “Ireland”.
-Best International Music Scoring – Killing the Dead, Sergio Cuquejo “Paraguay”.
-Best International Second Actor – Victor Banerjee – Josef Born in Grace “India”.
-Best International DOP – Josef, Born in Grace – Sudheer Palsane “India”.
-Best International Editing – F20 – Dubravko Slunjski “Croatia”.
-Best International Film Sound – Killing the Dead, “Paraguay”.
-Best International Documentary – Letter to My Mother – Amin Maher “Islamic Republic of Iran”.
-Best International Short Film – Touiza “Algeria”.
-Best International Student – Maggie Gives A Speech – Ryan A. Contreras “United States