New York Indian Film Festival announces winners

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Best Film – ‘Shoebox’ at the 2022 NYIFF. Photo: courtesy NYIFF

The New York Indian Film Festival announced the winners of its 22nd edition of a memorable screening of films from numerous genres.

At the conclusion of the May 14, 2022, the documentary, “The Beatles and India” was screened, followed by the awards ceremony.

Best Film – Shoebox

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Best Director – Aditya Vikram Sengupta (Once Upon a Time in Calcutta)

Best Actor – Jitendra Joshi (Godavari)

Best Actress  – Sreelekha Mitra (Once Upon a Time in Calcutta)

Best Screenplay – Powai

Best Child Actor – Reyaan Shah & Hiranya Zinzuwadia (Gandhi & Co.)

Best Documentary (Feature) – Longing

Best Short (Documentary) – Kicking Balls

Best Short (Narrative) – Succulent

Best Debut Film (presented by the Film Critics Circle of India) – Jhini Bini Chadariya/ The Brittle Thread (Director Ritesh Sharma)

Best Director – Aditya Vikram Sengupta (Once Upon a Time in Calcutta). Photo: courtesy NYIFF

NYIFF is the oldest film festival that screens 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 ceremonies, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences make it one of the most sought after venues on the cultural calendar in the Big Apple.

The goal is to build an awareness of Indian cinema, entertain and educate North Americans about the real India, and add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City, says a press release from NYIFF.

The Indo-American Arts Council, IAAC, which began the NYIFF in 2001, supports all the artistic disciplines in classical, fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India.

 

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