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.