A 30 minute short film called ‘Look At The Sky’ was written and directed by Ashok Veilou from Manipur’s Senapati district won the best short film award in the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), 2018.
The award carries a citation, a memento of Golden Royal Bengal Tiger and cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.
The young and energetic film Director beat 11 other films, including Shaqyo Dey’s ‘Head’ and Gaurav Madan’s ‘Sambavtaha’ (Probably) for the highest paid film award for a short film competition in the world.
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 also under Senapati district in the lead role.
It is the second time that Ashok has won award at KIFF. His ‘Tou-Tai’ (Seed) had won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger for best Short Film in KIFF 2016.