Village Rockstars, 2017

SYNOPSIS

In a small village in northeast India, 10-year-old Dhunu dreams of having her own rock band. Her vibrant spirit, imagination and self-assurance stand out in a world where girls are expected to be timid and submissive.

 

With her gang of boys and the support of her widowed mother, Dhunu faces the struggles of her daily life and hopes for the day she can finally play on a real guitar.

Village Rockstars premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2017 and traveled to more than 70 film festivals around the world like San Sebastian, Tallinn Black Nights, IFFI Goa, Mumbai Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, Hongkong International Film Festival, Goteberg Film Festival etc.

 

Film received 44 Awards including the National Film Awards as the Best Feature Film in India 2018. It was also selected as India's Official Entry for Oscars 2019.

  • Toronto Film Festival 2017, Discovery
     

  • San Sebastian Film Festival 2017, New Directors
     

  • Mumbai International Film Festival 2017, India, India Gold Competition
     

  • Medellín International Film Festival 2017, Colombia
     

  • International Children Film Festival 2017, India, Competition
     

  • Leiden International Film Festival, Netherlands 2017
     

  • Cork Film Festival 2017, Ireland
     

  • Tallinn Black Nights 2017, Estonia
     

  • Cairo International Film Festival 2017, Egypt
     

  • Olympia International Film Festival2017, Greece, Competition

  • India's Official Entry to Oscars 2018

  • Indian National Awards 2018
    Best Movie
    Best Editing
    Best Child Artist for Bhanita Das
    Best Sound Recordist Rental for Mallika Das

  • Mumbai Film Festival 2017

        The Golden Gateway Award

        Young Critics Choice Award 

        Gender Equality Award

  • International Children Film Festival 2017, India

        Best Director

        2nd Best Movie 

        Best Actor for Bhanita Das

  • Cork Film Festival 2017
    Spirit of the Festival Award

  • Cairo International Film Festival 2017, Egypt
    Fathy Farag Prize (Best Artistic Contribution)

  • Olympia International Film Festival 2017, Greece 
    Best Director

    Best Actress for Bhanita
    Special Jury Prize Feature Movie

  • Muestra de Cine Lanzarote 2017, Spain 
    Youth Prize

    Honorific Prize

  • Junior Ciné 2018, France  
    Grand Prix 

  • 3rd annual Film Critics Circle of India Award 2018
    Best Movie

  • IFFLA 2018
    Best Feature, Grand Jury Award

  • BAFICI 2018 (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema)
    Best Original Music Award
    Best Movie

  • 8th From A Film Festival Barcelona 2018
    Talent Award

  • 14th Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival
    Professional Jury Prize

"An unshowy winner" 

Hollywood Reporter

"The picture’s rustic charm and “You go, girl!” attitude should rock use."

Variety

"It Is Not A Masterpiece, It's A Miracle".

NDTV

"This unsentimental underdog story is a visual poem about Assam."

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