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Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas, everyone!
#Christmas is all about nuzzling up with and being grateful for your family. And we at #SAIFF would like to thank our family who made this past week possible.... From all our principal sponsors -HBO, Microsoft, Air India, The New York Times, ZEE Cinema and #SANA to our community partners -Apne Aap Women Worldwide, Brown Girl Magazine, Priya's Shakti, Subdrift NYC January Open Mic, South Asian Diaspora Artists Collective - SADAC, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Navatman Music Collective and Columbia University's #SchoolOfTheArts and #SouthAsiaInsitute- this festival wouldn't have been possible without you.
A very well deserved achievement for #AviVasu -the Writer & Director, Erango, #HardeepChadha, #AkshataHonawar, #PramanNaik, #VasuRamanujam #LalitaVasu -the Producers, #DharmendraBhurji -the Cinematographer, Kabeer Kathpalia - the Music Director and the incredible cast of Satyadeep Misra, Mahnaz Damania and Mahesh Manjrekar - महेश मांजरेकर.
A very well deserved achievement for Pratim D. Gupta -the Writer & Director, Sony Pictures Networks India & Joy B Ganguly -the Producers, Subhankar Bhar -the Cinematographer, Anupam Roy -the Music Composer and the incredible cast of Ritwick Chakraborty-official, Mamata Shankar, Paoli Dam, Kaya Blocksage, Sauraseni Maitra & #SanjoyNag
A very well deserved achievement for Harish Vyas -the Director+Writer, #AryanSaha -the Co-Writer, Manav Malhotra -the Producer and the incredible cast of Sanjai Mishra, #PankajTripathi, #EkavaliKhanna, #BrijendraKala, Anshuman Jha, Shivani Raghuvanshi, #TejiSandhu, #ImranZahid & #Shukla.
A very well deserved achievement for Danish Renzu -the Director, Gaya Art Films & Renzu Films - the Producers, Sunayana Kachroo -the Dialogue Writer, Lyricist & Creative Producer, Antonio Cisneros -the Cinematographer, Nitin Baid -the Editor, Alokananda Dasgupta -the Music Composer and the incredible cast of Sheikh Neelofar, Shahnawaz Bhat, Mir Sarwar, #HaseenaSofi, Rhonda Leal, #AyaanSikandar & Yasmeena Wani.
And last but not the least, Sonu Nigam -playback singer extraordinaire- for singing 'Kuch Baaqi Hai' so soulfully... making audiences everywhere connect even more to the exceptionally beautiful story of Half Widow.
All the ballots for this year's features and short films have finally been tallied and to much surprise we have not ONE, but TWO TIES in the Audience Choice Awards and Runner-Up Audience Choice Awards.
*drum roll please*...
The Official Winners for #SAIFF 2017 are...
“Ribbon’s biggest strength is its realness, its complete lack of spectacle and its consistent effort to show things as they are. Koechlin and Vyas fit into their characters so perfectly that they could be your friends who got married a couple of years back, or the couple who moved in next door. Vyas, with his contained, understated performance, is the perfect foil for Koechlin’s hyper, emotional and impulsive character.”