Ashim Ahluwalia’s drama [pictured] won the 11th annual Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles’s grand jury prize for best feature at the end of six days of screenings and panels.
Sushrut Jain’s Beyond All Boundaries won the documentary award and Unravel by Meghna Gupta was named best short.
In the audience awards, Nitin Kakkar’s Filmistaan won best feature, while Beyond All Boundaries made it two on the night with the documentary prize and Unravel also scored a second triumph in the shorts category.
The festival ended with closing night  screening Midnight’s Children by Depa Mehta. Organisers presented more than 35 features, documentaries and shorts over the course of six days at the Arclight Hollywood.
“The awards are always bittersweet for all of us in the programming team as we truly believe in the exceptional talent and relevance of each film which has been so carefully chosen,” said lead programmer Terrie Samundra.
“That being said, we wholeheartedly share the enthusiasm of the audience and our prestigious jury. A huge congratulations to the winners.”