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Sundance award for Shonali Bose


26th January, 2012


Indian director Shonali Bose and three other filmmakers have won the prestigious 2012 Sundance Institute-Mahindra Global Filmmaking award, which recognises and supports independent talent from around the world.

Ms. Bose, best known for her award-winning English film Amu and upcoming Chittagong, bagged the award for her project Margarita: With a Straw.” The other winners are Australian Ariel Kleiman for Partisan, South African Etienne Kallos for Vrystaat (Free State) and Dominga Sotomayor from Chile for Late To Die Young. Each of the winners received a cash award of $10,000.

The awards were presented at a private ceremony at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, about 1,000 km from here, on Wednesday by Anand Mahindra, vice-chairman & managing director, Mahindra Group; Rohit Khattar, chairman, Mumbai Mantra; Michelle Satter, director, and Alesia Weston, associate director, Sundance Institute.

Presenting the award to Ms. Bose, Mr. Anand Mahindra said: “Our core purpose is to use all our resources to drive positive change in the lives of our stakeholders and communities across the world to enable them to rise.”