‘Udaan,’ ‘I Am’ win at Indian film fest

Ninth edition of L.A. event drew 7,000 guests

Udaan,” directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, won the top prize at the Indian Film Festival Los Angeles on Sunday. The UTV release preemed in Un Certain Regard at Cannes last year.

“I Am,” directed by Sonali Gulati took home the trophy for doc and short honors to “The Eclipse of Taregna,” by Rakesh Chaudhary.

Both doc feature “Ganesh Boy Wonder,” directed by Srinivas Krishna, and director-writer Shlok Sharma drew honorable mentions, the latter for his contribution to short filmmaking. He also took the audience prize for his short, “Tubelight’s Moon.”

Other aud kudos went to narrative feature “I Am Kalam,” directed by Nila Madhab Panda, and doc “Big in Bollywood,” directed by Kenny Meehan and Bill Bowles.

The ninth edition of the festival closed at the Arclight with the world preem of Disney’s Hindi-language “Zokkomon.” Event drew 7,000 attendees and included Industry Leadership Awards to Sony Pictures Television Networks prez Andy Kaplan, Multi Screen Media CEO Man Jit Singh and PVR Cinemas chief Ajay Bijli.

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