July 31, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
London, United Kingdom (July 31, 2014): As per information “Kush”, a film said to be based on November 1984 violence against the Sikhs in India, directed by 22-year-old Shubhashish Bhutiani, won the Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Competition at the recently concluded London Indian Film Festival.
The short film was shortlisted at the Academy Awards and has bagged over 20 awards across several international film festivals in various countries, including the Best Short Film at Venice International Film Festival in 2013.
“Kush” was short-listed by the Academy for 10 live-action shorts that will advance in the Oscar race.
It has also won awards at the Film Lab Festival and the South Asian International Film Festival, among others.
Kush’s win at Venice Film Festival only makes Shubhashish the fifth film director from India after Kedar Sharma, Satyajit Ray (twice) and Mrinal Sen to get this prestigious Award.
Kush is only the fifth film from India to get shortlisted at the Oscars.
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