Nagraj Manjule's 'Fandry' Takes Top Prize at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

7:22 PM PST 04/14/2014 by Gregg Kilday

The grand prize for best documentary goes to "Powerless," directed by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar.

Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry took home the Grand Jury Prize for best feature at the 12th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which concluded April 13. The Grand Jury Prize for best documentary went to Powerless, directed by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar.

"Fandry features stunning cinematic quality and powerful storytelling, capturing the inner life of its young hero, and providing a detailed and intimate illustration of the social power structure of his village," the narrative jury said.

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The prize for best short, which included a cash grant from HBO, was presented to Alchemy, directed by Pranay Patwardhan, Shivangi Ranawat and Janmeet Singh.

Honorable mentions were awarded to the narrative feature Siddharth, directed by Richie Mehta, and the short film Love.Love.Love, directed by Sandhya Daisy Sundaram.

Audience awards were given to Siddharth, the documentary Faith Connections and the short film Kush.

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