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Ashoka University’s Young India Fellows win at the 65th National Film Awards

Abhishek Verma won the 'Best Animation Film' for his film 'The Fish Curry', while Samarth Mahajan won the 'Best on Location Sound Recordist' for his film 'The Unreserved'.

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1 May, 2018 | 3 min read

May 2018: Ashoka University’s Abhishek Verma (Class of 2018) and Samarth Mahajan (Class of 2017) of the Young India Fellowship have been awarded the National Award for ‘Best Animation Film’ and ‘Best on Location Sound Recordist’, respectively, at the 65th National Film Awards. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced the awards on April 13, 2018.

Abhishek Verma won the ‘Best Animation Film’ in the Non-Feature Film category for his film The Fish Curry (Maacher Jhol). Samarth Mahajan won the ‘Best on Location Sound Recordist’ in the Non-Feature Film category for his film The Unreserved.

The Directorate of Film Festivals invited online entries for various award categories. Feature and Non-Feature Films certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC); released between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017 in cinemas, on video or digital formats for home viewing in any Indian language; and shot on 16 mm, 35 mm, a wider film gauge or a digital format were eligible for the awards. The submitted films were also required to be certified by the CBFC as a feature film, a featurette or a Documentary/Newsreel/Non-Fiction.


Click here to read more about Samarth’s experience and watch The Unreservedhttps://goo.gl/Rnuqdg

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