Indian short film bags award at Berlin Film festival

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New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) Indian short film 'Udedh Bun' by Siddharth Sinha of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has won the 'Silver Bear' at the Berlin Film Festival.

The 21 minute film is the story of a boy Ashu, who is leaving his boyhood behind and growing up to be a man, and who needs to reinvent himself.

The Silver Award has been given for the film's modern narration and a sharp focus that relies on a harmony between images and sound rather than words, the Directorate of Film Festivals of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said here.

"We are also sensitive to the new erotica brought to the traditional figure of the desired woman in the history of cinema," the jury said in the citation.

'Udedh Bun' was screened in the 'Berlinale Shorts Section' in which 11 short films, including 'Three of Us', directed by Indian director Umesh Kulkarni also compteted for the top honours.

The film is the graduation work of Sinha, who made it with the support of the FTII and the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Romanian short film 'A Good Day for a Swim' by Bogdan Mustata was given the 'Golden Bear'.

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