MIAAC Film Festival Award Winners
Just received word on the winners of the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival where I attended a panel on Shooting in India this past Saturday. Below is the list of winners. Congratulations to all.
· Best Short Film Award: Noise directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. Cash award of $2,500 presented by Actress Sarita Choudhury.
· Analog Digital Award for Best Documentary Film: Lakshmi and Me by Nishtha Jain. Cash award of $2,500 presented by Analog Digital President, Ayres D’Cunha.
· Best Actor Award: Sachin Khedekar for Bose: The Forgotten Hero. Cash award of $5,000 presented by Author Suketu Mehta.
· Prestige Jewelry Award for Best Actress: Mandira Banerjee for Shadows Formless. Cash award of $5,000 presented by Prestige Jewelry Vice President Dina Kothari and Actress/Director/Author Madhur Jaffrey.
· Time Warner Award for Best Screenplay: Sooni Taraporevala for Little Zizou. Cash award of $5,000 presented by Ambassador Vijay Nambiar and Time Warner Director of Marketing & On-Demand Services Betty Campbell Adams.
· Best Director Award: Sooni Taraporevala (Little Zizou) and Ashish Avikunthak (Shadows Formless). Cash award of $5,000 presented by Director, Mira Nair.
· INDIRA MAHINDRA AWARD FOR BEST FILM: Amal by Richie Mehta. Cash award of $5.000 presented by Author Salman Rushdie, Aalika Mahindra, and Divya Mahindra.