The 19th Annual New York Indian Film Festival announced the winning filmmakers and actors at this year’s awards ceremony. Winning Best Film was Rohena Gera’s “Sir” which also played as the opening night selection for the festival. Ritesh Batra won the Best Director prize for his latest film “Photograph” starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra which Amazon Studios will release in U.S. theaters starting this Friday, May 17.
The complete list of NYIFF winners for 2019 is below:
Best Film: Sir (Director: Rohena Gera)
Best Director: Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Best Actor: Adinath Kothare (Paani)
Best Actress: Tillotama Shome (Sir)
Best Child Actor: Sunny Pawar (Chippa)
Best Screenplay: Baggage (Roopa Rao)
Best Documentary Feature: Sindhustan (Director: Sapna Bhavnani)
Best Documentary Short: Daughters of Polo God (Director: Roopa Barua)
Beat Short (Narrative): Bebaak (Director: Shazia Iqbal)
More information on this year’s edition of NYIFF can be found at:
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