Living Unscathed – Best Director Award (Peru)
Lucia and Alberto (Magaly Solier and Oscar Ludeña), a pair of scammers, are reduced by a man (Renato Gianoli), who kidnaps the woman and leaves the young man. “Vivir Ilesos” portrays some of the most powerful impulses of our time; the lack of meaning of life and the idea that the moral status quo can be overcome. But, the forces of social consensus respond strongly and nobody is left unharmed in this film.
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.