Amazing actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tannishtha Chatterjee were awarded as Best Actor and Best actress at 1st Edition of Lonavla International Film Festival. Best Director award was won by Anant Mahadevan for 'Rough Book'. Nawazuddin was appreciated a lot to show the struggle of Dashrath Manjhi in film Manjhi : The Mountain Man. Tannishtha shared her Best Actress award with her senior Bhagirath Bai Kadam of National School Of Drama, who did amazing acting in Assam film 'Scarecrow'. LIFFI was organised by Actor - writer - director Riju Bajaj, therapist of San Francisco Anamika Sharma , Madhav Todi in Trioz Plaza. This film festival was started on 1st September, Govind Nihalani, Shyam Benegal , Naseeruddin Shah, Deepa Sahi and many other celebs were seen here. In the closing ceremony of the festival, stars like Filmmaker Ketan Mehta , Anees Bazmee , including Vivek Agnihotri Tannishtha , Rajeet Kapoor and Dolly Thakur were present there. Mehta got 'Special Breakthrough' award for Manjhi : The Mountain Man. His three films were shown in the festival. One of the most discussed film is 'Toba Tek Singh'. Mehta got Best Art Director award for film Rang Rasiya, whereas Nitin Chandrakant Desai got Best Cinematography Award. Sushant Kumar Mahaparta got Bst producer Awards for film 'Pahada Ra Luha'. THis film was even awarded with best Film of LIFFI 2016. BEst Debur Director award was won by Jaiprakash Radhakrishnan of Chennai for film 'Lense'. This film also got Best Screen Play Award. Anupam Kher and Pallavi Joshi got Best Supporting Actor Award for the film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam '.