‘Village Rockstars’ becomes India’s official entry to Oscars 2019

'Village Rockstars' becomes India's official entry to Oscars 2019
Panaji: 'Baluta' filmn director Ajay Kurane, 'The Waterfall' film director Lipika Singh Darai, Assemese film 'Village Rockstars' director Rima Das and Bengali film 'Meghnadbodh Rohoshyo' director Anik Dutta at the 'Indian Panorama-Meet of the Directors' press conference during the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017) in Panaji on Nov 22, 2017. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Mumbai: Sep 22: Rima Das’ directorial “Village Rockstars”, an Assamese movie, has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2019.

An all-India jury constituted by Film Federation of India (FFI) under the chairmanship of Kannada producer Rajendra Singh Babu made the announcement at a press conference here on Saturday.

Set in Das’ own village of Chhaygaon in Assam, “Village Rockstars” is the story of “poor but amazing children” who live a fun-filled life.

The film, which had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and India premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival 2018, also won the Best Feature film Award at the 65th National Film Awards.

The 91st Academy Awards will be held on February 24, 2019.

Source: IANS

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