Announcing the October 2018 Festival Award Winners

Announcing the October 2018 Festival Award Winners

This month’s winners include:

  • Creativity Award: ITSY, a fictional narration of two neighbors and an unsuspecting friend who forges their unique bond. Produced and directed by Premila Puri, ITSY addresses themes of kindness and acceptance. The score was composed by Segun Akinola, the sole composer of the new series of Doctor Who.

  • Storytelling Award: JHALKI: Tale of a Tireless Sparrow, a lyrical story of lost childhood, set against the powerful backdrop of child slavery and human trafficking. The film was produced, written, and directed by Brahmanand S. Siingh based in Mumbai, India.

  • Cinematography Award: EDUNATION, a documentary about the failure of the public education system in India and remedies that could bring groundbreaking change. The film was produced by Mahatma Education Society and directed by Preeti Pawar.

  • Social Impact Award: SURAJ, about a middle-class Hindu man, Suraj Patel, who carries a big secret that could bring unimaginable shame to his family and religion. The film was directed by Marissa Shankar.

Announcing the September 2018 Festival Award Winners

Announcing the September 2018 Festival Award Winners

This month’s winners include:

  • Creativity Award: “TIMBO,” a powerful documentary about energy companies’ construction of dams in the Brazilian Amazon and its threat to indigenous people.

  • Storytelling and Cinematography Award: “KHARAM,” an eye-opening feature film about an Indian woman’s resistance to violent oppression.

  • Social Impact Award: “22,” an inspiring documentary about the plight of special needs children in the United States.

Announcing the August 2018 Festival Award Winners

Announcing the August 2018 Festival Award Winners

This month’s winners include:

  • Social Impact Award:Slaughterhouse: What the meat industry hides,” which tells the harrowing story of farmed animals in Mexico, was directed by Alicia Alberas.

  • Social Impact Award: “Rebirth” reflects human insensibility, false ideals and hypocrisy.

  • Social Impact Award: “Inheritance” focuses on a victim of domestic violence who does not speak out against it, only to find out a relative is a victim as well.