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‘Once Upon a Time in Calcutta’ and ‘Shoebox’ win top awards at New York Indian Film Festival

New York: Movies “Once Upon a Time in Calcutta” and “Shoebox” moreover quick movie “Tang/Longing” have gained high prizes on the New York Indian Movie Competition. This time round 60 movies, function movies and quick movies have been screened on the New York Indian Movie Competition (NYIFF). NYIFF is taken into account the oldest and most prestigious movie pageant in North America. The pageant ran from May 7 to 14, showcasing movies made by filmmakers of India and Indian origin.

This movie pageant was organized by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) by digital medium for the third consecutive yr. A complete of 60 movies have been screened, together with 18 function movies, six documentaries and 36 quick movies. The New York Indian Movie Competition kicked off Saturday with the screening of “The Beatles and India: An Enduring Love Affair” directed by Ajoy Bose and Peter Compton. The Greatest Movie award at NYIFF went to Shoebox, whereas Aditya Vikram Sengupta gained the Greatest Director award for As soon as Upon a Time in Calcutta.

Jitendra Joshi gained the Greatest Actor award for ‘Godavari’. On the similar time, Sreelekha Mitra gained the Greatest Actress Award for ‘As soon as Upon a Time in Calcutta’. The quick movie ‘Tang/Longing’ directed by Bani Singh gained the Greatest Documentary (Characteristic Movie) award. The story of ‘Tang/Longing’ is predicated on the lifetime of Olympian Grahanandan Singh, father of Bani Singh, who gained two gold medals in hockey in 1948 and 1952. On the similar time, the award for Greatest Quick Movie was given to ‘Kicking Balls’. The movie pageant screened movies in a complete of 13 languages, together with Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu spoken in India.

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