Manipur Director wins award at Kerala film fest

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A 30-minute short film called ‘Look At The Sky’ was written and directed by Ashok Veilou from Manipur has won the Best Film in Short Film category of the recently concluded 12th International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala 2019.

The film made in Paulah dialect spoken by Poumai tribe in Senapati District was among 19 films selected for the competition section of the category.

The film narrates about a man outcast by his village for not supporting the village candidate in the election. He shows courage and fights for his right. The film features Ngoale Hepunii of Koide village in Senapati district in the lead role.

The wife is played Angela Pou and the two sons by Sousii Veipou and Thole Rahavei.  The film also bagged the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger with a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakhs for the best short film award in Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) 2018.

Earlier, his ‘Tou-Tai’ (Seed) won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger for Best Short Film in KIFF 2016.

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