NYIFF Annouces Award Nominees!

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14may_nyiff-01The nominations for 14th New York Indian Film Festival Awards have been announced! The festival is widely recognized as the oldest, most prestigious Indian film festival in the United States, showcasing some of the greatest talents working in the diaspora. NYIFF boasts five days of premiere screenings of feature, documentary & short films, industry panels, special events, retrospectives, red carpet galas,and an award ceremony to round out the festival. Celebrating its 14th year, NYIFF will run May 5 to 10 at a variety of prestigious New York City venues, including the Skirball Center for Performing Arts, where the opening and closing films are set to take place. NYIFF is dedicated to showcasing, promoting and building an awareness of Independent, art house, alternate and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent. Their mission is to encourage filmmakers to tell their stories, to educate North America about them and their talent and to facilitate the making and distribution of these films.

And the nominees are…

Best Short
Bar Stools
Blouse
The Corner Table
Give Into the Night
Nightlife

Best Documentary
An American in Madras
Gulabi Gang
Rangbhoomi
The Auction House
The Unseen Sequence

Best Screenplay
Apur Panchali
As The River Flows
Shesher Kobita
Virgin Talkies
Zinda Bhaag

Best Actor
Mohan Agashe, Astu
Naseeruddin Shah, The Coffin Maker
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Liar’s Dice
Rahul Bhat, Ugly
Roshan Seth, Brahmin Bulls

Best Actress
Anjali Patil, With You, Without You
Geetanjali Thapa, Liar’s Dice
Iravati Harshe, Astu
Konkana Sen, Goynar Baksho
Monali Thakur, Lakshmi

Best Director
Anurag Kashyap, Ugly
Aparna Sen, Goynar Baksho
Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Sniffer
Gajendra Ahire, Postcard
Nagraj Manjule, Fandry

Best Film
Astu
Fandry
Goynar Baksho
Liar’s Dice
Ugly

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