Nagraj Manjule’s entry has scooped the grand jury prize for best feature and Richie Mehta’s Siddarth earned an honourable mention at the 12th annual Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles.
The grand jury prize for best documentary went to co-directors Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar for Powerless.
Best short honours were presented to Pranay Patwardhan, Shivangi Ranawat and Janmeet Singh’s Alchemy and an honourable mention went to Sandhya Daisy Sundaram’s Love. Love. Love.
The awards were handed out at the closing ceremony (13) that included the LA premiere of Amit Gupta’s Jadoo.
This year the festival showcased more than 30 film features, documentaries, and shorts at ArcLight Hollywood.
“The awards are bittersweet, as this means the festival has reached its conclusion,” said IFFLA artistic director Jasmine Jaisinghani.
“We’ve had an incredible six days celebrating Indian cinema, creating dialogue between our filmmakers and our wonderful Los Angeles audiences, and building bridges for our filmmakers with industry professionals.”
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