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NEW DELHI — The Ninth Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles honored Udaan with a best narrative feature award, further adding to the film’s winning haul.
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, coming-of-age drama Udaan has been in the spotlight since last year’s Cannes where it was India’s only official entry in the Un Certain Regard category.
IFFLA – which ran April 12-17 – opened with I Am Kalam from director Nila Madhab Panda which won the audience award for best narrative feature. The film chronicles the story of a young boy who struggles to get an education over seemingly insurmountable odds, partly inspired by India’s former president Abdul J Kalam.
Best documentary feature went to I Am from director Sonali Gulati with an honorable mention to Ganesh Boy Wonder by Srinivas Krishna.
Best short film went to The Eclipse of Taregna by Rakesh Chaudhary with an honorable mention to Tubelight’s Moon from Shlok Sharma, which also won the audience award for best short.
Big In Bollywood by directors Kenny Meehan and Bill Bowles won the audience award for best documentary.
IFFLA closed with the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures India’s live action debut Zokkomon, a superhero caper directed by Satyajit Bhatkal.
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