Indian director wins Sundance-Mahindra filmmaking award
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Indian director Sarthak Dasgupta and three other directors today won the prestigious 2013 Sundance-Mahindra Global filmmaking award, which supports the emerging independent talent from around the world.
Dasgupta, who has previously written and directed award-winning film 'The Great Indian Butterfly', won the award for his project 'The Music Teacher'.
The other winners are-- Jonas Carpignano from Italy-US for 'A Chjana', Brazilian director Aly Muritiba for 'The Man Who Killed My Beloved Dead' and Vendela Vida & Eva Weber for 'Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name' from UK-Germany-US.
Each of the four winning filmmakers will receive a cash award of USD 10,000, attendance at the Sundance Film Festival and creative and strategic support.
This is the second year that one of the four award recipients is Indian. Last year's winner was Shonali Bose for her project 'Margarita, With A Straw'.
The awards were presented at a private ceremony at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah (US) by Rohit Khattar, Chairman, Mumbai Mantra, Michelle Satter, Founding Director, Feature Film Programme, Sundance Institute and Paul Federbush, International Director, Feature Film Programme, Sundance Institute.
"At a time when there is no dearth of issues around the world that are crying out to be heard, the Global Filmmaking award recognises independent filmmakers who give expression to those voices," Anand Mahindra, the Chairman and Managing Director of the Mahindra Group, said in a statement.
"The Mahindra Group is proud to assist the Sundance Institute in this endeavour, which, in line with the Group's 'Rise' philosophy, aims to drive a positive change in communities across the world," he added.
Congratulating the four winners, Mumbai Mantra's Chairman Rohit Khattar said, "These are exciting times for Independent Cinema in India and across the world. We feel privileged to help support Sundance Institute in its mission of nurturing and honing emerging talent." Veteran Hollywood actor-producer Robert Radford, who is the President and Founder of Sundance Institute, said, "We are grateful to the Mahindra Group for building with us, this multifaceted programme, which embraces our joint global commitment to nurturing new storytellers and getting their voices out to the widest possible audiences."
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