Pan Nalin's Last Film Show wins award

Wednesday 20th July 2022 14:47 EDT

Director Pan Nalin’s Last Film Show (aka Chhello Show) won the Best Film Award at this year's London Indian Film Festival (LIFF). It follows the Gujarati Indian filmmaker’s success with other award winning films including Samsara, Valley of the Flowers, Angry Indian Goddess. He said: “This is truly inspiring, uplifting, and enlightening! As a filmmaker the only dream I cherish is to be loved by the audience." Supported by title sponsor Blue Orchid Hotels, Integrity International, the BFI (awarding National Lottery funding), Bagri Foundation and Arts Council of England, this year’s festival ran over two weeks from 23rd June - 8th July. Selection of the programme is also available on BFI Player and the LoveLiffatHome Online Player.

An exciting line-up of strong female filmmakers and talent featured at this year’s festival  including India’s most prolific female director Aparna Sen, critically acclaimed actor/filmmaker and two time Cannes jury member Nandita Das and dynamic Indian acting talent Konkona Sen Sharma who received LIFF awards respectively.

Aparna Sen said: “It was a rare honour and pleasure to receive the Icon Award from LIFF. Making films on my own terms without commercial compromise for 40 years, has often seemed a thankless job, but now, after the Icon Award from LIFF I feel vindicated. Thank you LIFF for continuing to believe in meaningful cinema.

Nandita Das said: “I am grateful for the LIFF ICON Award. I have seen LIFF grow from strength to strength and I am touched by their appreciation of my choices and my work. It means a lot to me.”

LIFF Competition Winners:

-          Last Film Show, Pan Nalin: Audience Award

-          Jaagran, Ritviq Joshi & Hardik Sadhwani: Jury Prize

-          Taapsee Pannu: Outstanding Achievement Award

-          Konkona Sen Sharma: Outstanding Achievement Award

-          Nandita Das: Outstanding Achievement Award

-          Aparna Sen: Icon Award

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