FSA 2017 Awards

Film Southasia is proud to announce the award winners for FSA’17. The Jury chaired by Kunda Dixit with Farjad Nabi and Rajarshi Dasgupta as members decided the awards.

The Ram Bahadur Award for Best Film goes to "Demons in Paradise" directed by Jude Ratnam, and "Soz – A Ballad of Maladies" by Tushar Madhav & Sarvnik Kaur.

The Tareque Masud Award for Best Debut Film goes to "Rasan Piya" directed by Niharika Popli.

The Jury Award for Runner Up goes to "Shepherdess of the Glaciers" directed by Stanzin Dorjai Gya & Christiane Mordelet.

The UNICEF Nepal Award for film that best portrays social/children’s issues goes to "Fireflies in the Abyss" directed by Chandrasekhar Reddy.

The Nabil Bank Award for Best Student Film goes to "32 Souls" directed by Sai Naw Kham.

Special mentions:
  1. "Is it too much to ask" by Leena Manimekkalai
  2. "Trembling Mountain" by Kesang Tseten
  3. "Lock and Key" by Shilpi Gulati
  4. "Prison Sisters" by Nima Sarvesani
  5. "Ask the Sexpert" by Vishali Sinha
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The Nabil Bank Award for Best Student Film
32 Souls
Year 2016
Country Myanmar
Language Shan
Length 25' 33"
Directed by Sai Naw Kham


A Delicate Weave
Year 2017
Country India
Language Hindi, Kutchi
Length 62'
Directed by Anjali Monteiro,KP Jayasankar


A Girl in the River
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language Urdu
Length 39' 22"
Directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy


Afghanistan Night Stories
Year 2014
Country Afghanistan
Language Persian
Length 60'
Directed by Alka Sadat


Among the Believers
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language English, Urdu
Length 84'
Directed by Hemal Trivedi,Mohammed Ali Naqvi


Special Mention
Ask the Sexpert
Year 2017
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 81'
Directed by Vaishali Sinha


Born Behind Bars
Year 2016
Country India
Language Telugu
Length 52'
Directed by Malati Rao


Burma Storybook
Year 2017
Country Myanmar
Language Burmese
Length 81'
Directed by Petr Lom,Corinne van Egeraat


Campus Rising
Year 2017
Country India
Language
Length 50'
Directed by Yousuf Saeed


Dancing with Dolly
Year 2016
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 72'
Directed by Charbel Bou-Antoun


Daughters of the Curved Moon
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language
Length 90'
Directed by Miranda Morton Yap,Sophie Dia Pegrum


Ram Bahadur Trophy For Best Film
Demons in Paradise
Year 2017
Country Sri Lanka
Language English, Tamil,
Sinhalese
Length 94'
Directed by Jude Ratnam


Dreams on Wheels
Year 2017
Country India
Language Hindi, haryanvi
Length 14' 49"
Directed by Vedika Shukla


Even When I Fall
Year 2017
Country Nepal
Language English, Nepali
Length 89'
Directed by Sky Neal,Kate McLarnon


Famous in Ahmedabad
Year 2015
Country India
Language Hindi, Gujarati
Length 30'
Directed by Hardik Mehta


The UNICEF Nepal Award
Fireflies in the Abyss
Year 2015
Country India
Language English, Nepali,
Hindi
Length 88'
Directed by Chandrasekhar Reddy


Flames of Freedom
Year 2016
Country India
Language Kosli, Samalpuri,
Odia
Length 77'
Directed by Subrat Kumar Sahu


Himalayan Refugee
Year 2017
Country India
Language English, Urdu
Length 28'
Directed by Nikhil Singh Rajputt


Holy Cow
Year 2015
Country India
Language Malayalam
Length 59'
Directed by Sathyan Odessa,Sandra C.V.


Hospital
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 59'
Directed by Kesang Tseten


Ima Sabitri
Year 2016
Country India
Language Manipuri
Length 57'
Directed by Bobo Khuraijam


In the shade of Fallen Chinar
Year 2016
Country India
Language English
Length 16' 25"
Directed by Fazil NC,Shawn Sebastian


Special Mention
Is it too much to ask
Year 2017
Country India
Language English, Tamil
Length 30'
Directed by Leena Manimekalai


K2 and the Invisible Footmen
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language English, Urdu,
Balti, Portuguese
Length 54'
Directed by Iara Lee


Kairana, After the Headlines…
Year 2016
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 27' 8"
Directed by Nakul Singh Sawhney


Last Days. Last Shot
Year 2016
Country India
Language Hindi, Bengali
Length 53'
Directed by Sumira Roy


Special Mention
Lock and Key
Year 2017
Country India
Language English, Hindi,
Punjabi
Length 83'
Directed by Shilpi Gulati


Lyari Notes
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language English, Urdu
Length 70'
Directed by Maheen Zia,Miriam Chandy Menacherry


Ma Yan Chan - Waves of Transition
Year 2016
Country Myanmar
Language
Length 29'
Directed by Jonas Scheu


Machines
Year 2016
Country India
Language
Length 75'
Directed by Rahul Jain


March March March
Year 20162017
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 17' 39"
Directed by Kathu Lukose


Motorcade
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 5'
Directed by Bishnu Kalpit


Nicobar, a long way...
Year 2016
Country India
Language Hindi, Nicobarese
Length 60'
Directed by Richa Hushing


Nuclear Hallucinations
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Tamil
Length 54'
Directed by Fathima Nizaruddin


Overruled
Year 2016
Country Afghanistan
Language Farsi
Length 52'
Directed by Farnaz Jurabchian,Mohammadreza Jurabchian


Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist
Year 2016
Country Pakistan
Language English, Urdu
Length 66
Directed by Mahera Omar


Point and Shoot
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Hindi,
Yimchunguru
Length 25'
Directed by Harsimran Kaur Anand


Special Mention
Prison Sisters
Year 2016
Country Afghanistan
Language Dari, Farsi,
Swedish
Length 90'
Directed by Nima Sarvesani


Tareque Masud Award For Best Debut Film
Rasan Piya
Year 2016
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 80'
Directed by Niharika Popli


Re tracing Freedom Goa Chapter
Year 2015
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 22'
Directed by Prateek Vats


Rope
Year 2017
Country Bangladesh
Language
Length 9' 30"
Directed by Yasmine Kabir


Satisal In Inferno
Year 2017
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 90'
Directed by Pranay Limbu,Damber Krishna Shrestha


Save Gangamaya
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 90'
Directed by Gopal Shivakoti


The Jury Award for Runnerup
Shepherdess of the Glaciers
Year 2016
Country India
Language French, Ladhaki
Length 74'
Directed by Stanzin Dorjai Gya,Christiane Mordelet


Ram Bahadur Trophy For Best Film
Soz – A Ballad of Maladies
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Kashmiri,
Hindi
Length 85'
Directed by Tushar Madhav,Sarvnik Kaur


Split Ends
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language English, Portuguese,
Nepalese, Spanish
Length 26'
Directed by Rajan Kathet


Sri Lanka, ghosts of war
Year 2016
Country Sri Lanka
Language
Length Not listed
Directed by Vanessa Dougnac,Fabrice Launay


The Books We Made
Year 2015
Country India
Language English
Length 68'
Directed by Anupama Chandra & Umadevi Tanuku


The Cinema Travellers
Year 2016
Country India
Language
Length 96'
Directed by Shirley Abraham,Amit Madheshiya


The Colour of My Home
Year 2017
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 60'
Directed by Sanjay Barnela,Farah Naqvi


The Expendable People
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 58'
Directed by Tapan Bose


The Man who Dwarfed the Mountains
Year 2015
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 59'
Directed by Ruchi Shrivastava,Sumit Khanna


The Running Hawker
Year 2017
Country India
Language Bengali
Length 94'30"
Directed by Abhijnan Sarkar,Chandan Biswas


The Scar
Year 2016
Country Bangladesh
Language Bangla
Length 23'
Directed by PRADIP GHOSH


The Unbearable Being of Lightness
Year 2016
Country India
Language English
Length 45'
Directed by Ramchandra PN


The Unreserved
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 1 hour 10 seconds
Directed by Samarth Mahajan


The Workers Cup
Year 2017
Country Southasia
Language English, Nepali,
Hindi, Arabic,
Malayalam, Gha,
Tui
Length 89'
Directed by Adam Sobel


These Days Muzaffarnagar
Year 2015
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 2'27"
Directed by late Shubhradeep Chakravorty,Meera Chaudhary


Time Vampires
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Hindi with English subtitles
Length 27'18"
Directed by Aditi Saraswat,Akshat Jain,Anand Gautam,Geetha K. Wilson,Nayantara Nayar,Rameshwar Jirwankar


Special Mention
Trembling Mountain
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language English, Nepali,
Tibetan
Length 82'
Directed by Kesang Tseten


Up Down and Sideways
Year 2017
Country India
Language Chokri
Length 83'
Directed by Anushka Meenakshi,Iswar Srikumar


Welcome Valentine 2017
Year 2017
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 16'43"
Directed by Dhruv Satija


Workers Voices
Year 2015
Country Bangladesh
Language Bengali
Length 58'
Directed by Mohammad Romel


 

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