National award winning director Rima Das and her movie Village Rockstars’ dream of making it to The Oscars 2019 got a major boost today as Assam government deposited the promised Rs 1 crore to the director’s account.
Jatin Bora, Chairman of Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation Ltd. confirmed about the news to media people.
Rima Das, who requires a minimum of Rs 3 crore to take her movie to the Oscars, initially received Rs 50 lakh from the Assam government. But later the government decided to add another 50 lakh to help her in the journey, which has already made the State and nation very proud.
On 22 September, the Film Federation of India (FFI) announced the independent film as the chosen one to vie with movies from several other countries to make the cut as a nominee in the highly competitive Academy Awards category.
Set in Das’ own village of Chhaygaon in Assam, Village Rockstars is the story of “poor but amazing children” who live a fun-filled life. The film also won the Best Feature film Award at the 65th National Film Awards. As for Das, she is hoping for the best as far as funds are concerned to put her film on the Oscars map.