'Fandry' wins Best Film award at Indian Film Festival
Rajeshwari Kharat, left, and Somnath Awghade in 'Fandry' (©2014 YouTube, LLC)
Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:50AM EDT
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has announced its slate of award winners, with "Fandry," a story of love across the class divide, taking the Grand Jury Award for Best Film.
Previously recognized at the international film festivals in Mumbai and Pune, "Fandry" focuses on the life of lower-caste boy Jabya and the relationship between himself and school friend Shalu, the daughter of a far wealthier family.
Best Documentary went to "Powerless," a lens upon efforts to improve electricity distribution in India, and Best Short was won by "Alchemy," directed by Pranay Patwardhan, Shivangi Ranawat and Janmeet Singh, with an honorable mention for "Love. Love. Love."
Audience Awards were allocated to "Siddharth," which was the Grand Jury's honorable mention for Best Feature, to "Faith Connections" in the documentary category, and to short film "Kush."