I'm Sinner – Best Film & Best Actor Award For "Ankur Nayyer" (United States)
Over ten million female fetuses were aborted in the last two decades after prenatal gender checks in India. Every day there are many female infanticides committed by various methods. According to India’s Government in 2016, 2000+ girls are killed every day in India. Due to this, there is an alarming sex-ratio imbalance rising between male and females in India. This story is about a father and his family that desperately want to raise a son, but had four daughters instead. It also follows the daughters’ journey as they try to grasp why their father doesn’t love them. Through a series of events, the father realizes his mistakes, recognizes his duty to raise them, and becomes a very proud father.The film also enlightens the Indian society by making them realize that this social injustice and discrimination will not stop until we take a stand to speak up collectively. Our film tagline is, “Tolerating injustice is a greater sin than inflicting.”
LIVING ON THE EDGE DEGLAMOURIZING BOLLYWOOD – Best Documentary Feature (India)
My documentary is startling revelation about the abysmal working conditions in Bollywood which is now laying claim to be global giant and churning out thousands of hours of content. The technicians and workers are deprived of social security and long punishing working hours take their toll on their health. The basic and fundamental safety measures are absent leading to accidents with unfailing regularity. Basic facilities such as clean toilets and hygienically prepared food are not accessible. In nutshell human rights are violated on sets and locations with impunity.
The Corona Dialogues – Best Web Series (United States)
A five episode web-series. Family dynamics, honest and poignant, make for dark comedy. Set in the video-conferencing world of pandemic-stricken America, this tightly contained five episode series takes us through sibling rivalries, paternal secrets and the most ill-conceived date in history.