2019 New York Indian Film Festival Announces Award Winners
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I am proud to announce the three key films of this year’s #NewYorkIndianFilmFestival – #Sir by #RohenaGera will open the festival. The beautiful, quiet love story stars the lovely @tillotamashome and (well, I can’t call him lovely – haha) very talented @gomberv. The film plays on May 7. Our centerpiece on May 10 is @riteshbatra_2666’s equally quiet and heartwarming #Photograph with @nawazuddin._siddiqui and @sanyamalhotra_. And we close on May 12 with celebrity @chefvikaskhannafc #TheLastColor starring @neena_gupta. #NYIFF runs May 7-12. All screenings will be held at the Village East Cinemas on 12th Street and 2nd Avenue. There are many more brilliant films with a special focus on #Bengali cinema.
NEW YORK, NY – May 13, 2019 – The 19th Annual New York Indian Film Festival announced the winning filmmakers and actors at this year’s awards ceremony. Winning Best Film was Rohena Gera’s “Sir” which also played as the opening night selection for the festival. Ritesh Batra won the Best Director prize for his latest film “Photograph” starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra which Amazon Studios will release in U.S. theaters starting this Friday, May 17.
The complete list of NYIFF winners for 2019 is below:
Best Film: Sir (Director: Rohena Gera)
Best Director: Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Best Actor: Adinath Kothare (Paani)
Best Actress: Tillotama Shome (Sir)
Best Child Actor: Sunny Pawar (Chippa)
Best Screenplay: Baggage (Roopa Rao)
Best Documentary Feature: Sindhustan (Director: Sapna Bhavnani)
Best Documentary Short: Daughters of Polo God (Director: Roopa Barua)
Beat Short (Narrative): Bebaak (Director: Shazia Iqbal)
More information on this year’s edition of NYIFF can be found at:
Best Film Winner: SIR
Best Director Winner: PHOTOGRAPH
The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) is the oldest, most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary, and short films made from, of, and about the Indian subcontinent in the Independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres. Seven days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, award ceremony, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention, and packed audiences build an awareness of Indian cinema, entertain & educate North Americans about the real India, and add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City.
TONITE!!! @TheVikasKhanna shows his film #TheLastColor at #NYIFF2019 closing night and also makes a dessert for the after party! Wear pink and join us from 3pm at Village East Cinemas, NYC & celebrate #MothersDaySpecial with Vikas on the #PinkCarpet 💖 Tix https://t.co/n2QQ58lNrJ pic.twitter.com/e8OjB4D6zQ
— NY Indian FilmFest (@nyindianff) May 12, 2019
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