Sthaniya Sambaad best film at New York festivalMay 9, 2011 IANS
New York, May 9 (IANS) "Sthaniya Sambaad" (Spring in the Colony), directed by Arjun Gourisaria and Moinak Biswas, has won the Best Feature Film award at the 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival.
Capping off five days of Indian cinematic excellence, the festival concluded Sunday night with the spectacular closing night red carpet premiere of Rituparno Ghosh's powerful film "Noukadubi" at the Asia Society in Manhattan.
The other awards announced at the annual cremony include:
Best Director: Aparna Sen, "Iti Mrinalini"
Best Actor: Rishi Kapoor, "Do Dooni Chaar"
Best Actress: Konkona Sen Sharma, "Iti Mrinalini"
Best Screenplay: Mohan Raghavan, "T.D. Dasan Std. VI B"
Best Documentary: "Bhopali" (Max Carlson)
Best Short Film: "Just That Sort Of A Day" (Abhay Kumar)
The premier was attended by Indian Consul General Prabhu Dayal, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh Kapoor, Salman Rushdie, Mira Nair, Aparna Sen, Madhur Jaffrey and many other celebrities.