Indian independent cinema’s groundbreaking director Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya (Colours Of Passion) has won the Audience Award at the 2nd London Indian Film Festival (June 30 – July 12). Audiences voted for their favourite films across 28 screenings during the festival.
Mehta said, “I am thrilled that my passion project has won the coveted audience award at the London Indian Film Festival. The premiere in the historic surroundings of the Victoria & Albert museum was wonderful and the interaction with London audiences was great. This award is the icing on the cake.”
The Satyajit Ray Foundation’s Short Film Award for 2011 goes to a film that the judges felt was a well crafted, beautifully observed and honest ‘day-in-the-life’ portrait of a poor but aspirational young boy – “Amar” by filmmaker Andrew Hinton. Hinton said that he would share his