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Village Rockstars, Newton win big at BRICS Film Festival in Durban


The festival screened four Indian Films — Newton and Village Rockstars in the competition section, and Sandeep Pampally's Sinjar and Jayara's Bhanayakam in the non-competition section.

IANS

Amit Masurkar's Newton won the Best Film award and Rima Das's Village Rockstars bagged two awards at the third edition of the BRICS Film Festival in Durban.

The Best Actress honour went to Bhanita Das for Village Rockstars, which got a Special Jury Award, PIB, the government's news agency, said in a statement.

The festival screened four Indian Films — Newton and Village Rockstars in the competition section, and Sandeep Pampally's Sinjar and Jayara's Bhanayakam in the non-competition section.

BRICS Film Festival took place along with the International Durban Film Festival from 22-27 July.

The last day of the festival was celebrated as India Country Day, followed by the awards and closing ceremony.

The film gala is aimed at celebrating world-class film productions from the BRICS nations with the objective of inspiring more collaboration from these nations.