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Assamese Film Wins Best Foreign Film Award at Hollywood Cinefest

Assamese Film Wins Best Foreign Film Award at Hollywood Cinefest
July 01
11:43 2017

An Assamese film by writer-director Bidyut Kotoky, Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields) won the Best Foreign Film Award at the Hollywood International Cinefest 2017 announced on Friday.

The 37-year-old filmmaker’s redemption drama about children growing up in violent places witnessing brutality around them, won the top prize for its sensitive portrayal and a striking narrative style.

The festival, held at AMC Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles from June 24-25, received over 400 submissions and films from the U.S., the U.K., France, China, South Korea, Cambodia and Hong Kong besides India.

Another India filmmaker Rakesh Kumar’s ‘After Ever After’ won the Best Feature ( English) category.

“While very different from each other, there are some striking similarities between ‘ After Ever After’ and ‘ Rainbow Fields’,” said Zack Zublena, Festival Director.

“Both the films have a particular emotional appeal, both have a child as one of the leads and both used colors in a very cinematic way. We are very proud of these two film-makers whose art truly transcends geographical limits,” Zublena added.

To decide the winner, the festival looked to the audience and ballots were given out at each film’s screening and five audience members per screening were asked to rate the film on a scale of one to ten.

with ANI inputs

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