'OASS' wins best film at LIFF

Indo Asian News Service
15 September 2013

Leh, Sep 16 (IANS) Abhinav Shiv Tiwari's "OASS", a movie on human trafficking, was named the best film at the second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF). It also won the best screenplay, and Divya Chhetri was awarded the best actress for the same movie.

Sewan Sing Yein won the best actor for "KO:Yad", for which Manju Patra Borah clinched the best director award at the closing ceremony of the three-day extravaganza here Sunday.

The international jury of the fest was chaired by acclaimed filmmaker Aparna Sen. The other jury members included Canadian filmmaker and South Asian Film Festival co-founder T.C. McLuhan.

"It was a moment of pride for me to preside over such a like-minded jury," Sen said at the event here.

A host of awards were given out for cinematography, short film and documentary film. Ladakh's filmmakers were honoured under a special category of awards.

The closing ceremony was attended by government officials and dignitaries, as well as LIFF jury members and patrons.

Jammu and Kashmir urban development minister Rigzin Jora too was present.

Appreciating the efforts behind the fest, Jora said: "We need to work together to step up the fest. There were a bit of hiccups this year, but we will together strive to make it better next year."

The event also saw folk dance and song performances from local artists. A tribute was paid to late filmmakers Rituparno Ghosh and Yash Chopra, as well as actor Pran.

What to read next

Every American Should Search Their Name.

A new site has made it easy to find out the truth about the people you already know and people you meet! Simply type in a name and select a state!

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Drivers Born Between 1953 And 1983 Must Read This

United States drivers who drive less than 50mi/day will be surprised. If you pay more than $50/month for auto insurance, you better read this...

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Get 75,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points! Terms Apply. Offer ends 5/4

High Interest Payday Loans are Ancient History

$5,000 for $151/mo, 5.99% APR, 3 yr repayment, $0 down payment. Free, no obligation quotes. Get up to 5 offers in minutes. Start loan request now.

Install ADT for $9/Week & Get Free Security Camera

Monitor your home with ADT for only $9 per week including a free home security camera system (an $850 value). Get a free quote! ADT Authorized Dealer