Monday, April 13, 2015

13th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces its Award Winners

From Left to Right: Pratyusha Gupta (Safar), Shweta Tripathi (Haraamkhor), Bikas Mishra (Four Colors), Christina Marouda (IFFLA), Jasmine Jaisinghani (IFFLA), Leena Pendharker (Dandekar Makes A Sandwich), and Isaac Hagy (Tomorrow We Disappear)

Four Colours (Chauranga) receives Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature
Audience Choice Awards go to The Crow’s Egg for Best Narrative Feature
Tomorrow We Disappear for Best Documentary
Journey (Safar) for Best Short
Best Short Dandekar Makes a Sandwich

The 13th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded on April 12th evening with a red carpet and gala screening of the U.S. premiere of Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dhanak (Rainbow followed by the presentation of the festival’s Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards.

This year the festival showcased 25 features, documentaries, and shorts. The films hailed from six different countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Cuba, and of course India, and featured in 10 different languages, from Hindi to Marathi, to German to Bengali.

GRAND JURY AWARDSBest Feature Four Colours (Chauranga)
Best Actor (tie) J. Vignesh and Ramesh for The Crow’s Egg
Best Actress (tie) Kalki Koechlin for Margarita, with a Straw and Shweta Tripathi for Haraamkhor
Feature Honorable Mention for Cinematography: Labour Of Love
Best Short Film Dandekar Makes A Sandwich
Short Film Honorable Mention The Rabbit (Khargosh)

AUDIENCE AWARDSBest Feature The Crow’s Egg
Best Documentary Tomorrow We Disappear
Best Short Journey (Safar)

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