Rajkummar Rao's Newton wins best film award at 3rd BRICS Film Festival

Jul 31, 2018, 15:38 IST | IANS

The festival screened four Indian Films -- Newton and Village Rockstars in the competition section, and Sandeep Pampally's Sinjar and Jayara's Bhanayakam in the non-competition section

Rajkummar Rao's Newton wins best film award at 3rd BRICS Film Festival
Rajkummar Rao in a still from Newton

Amit Masurkar's Newton won the Best Film and Rima Das's Village Rockstars bagged two awards at the third edition of the BRICS Film Festival.

The Best Actress honour went to Bhanita Das for Village Rockstars, which got a Special Jury Award, PIB said in a statement.

The festival screened four Indian Films -- Newton and Village Rockstars in the competition section, and Sandeep Pampally's Sinjar and Jayara's Bhanayakam in the non-competition section

BRICS Film Festival took place in Durban along with the International Durban Film Festival from July 22-27.

The last day of the festival was celebrated as India Country Day, followed by the awards and closing ceremony. The film gala is aimed at celebrating world-class film productions from the BRICS nations with the objective of inspiring more collaboration from these nations.

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