Aaranya Kaandam wins Audience Award at London Indian Film Festival 2012
Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Tamil feature Aaranya Kaandam starring Jackie Shroff, Sampath Raj, Yasmin Ponnappa and Ravi Krishna has won the Western Union Audience Award at the 3rd London Indian Film Festival which was held from June 20 – July 3, 2012.
Also at the festival this year, Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Award and a £1,000 prize was won by Neeraj Ghaywan’s Shor (Noise).
Meghna Gupta’s short Unravel was given a Special Mention by the jury that comprised directors Eran Creevy (Welcome To The Punch), Suri Krishnamma (The Grief Tourist), Andrew Hinton, winner of the 2011 Satyajit Ray Foundation Award for Amar, and Satwant Gill from LIFF.
The festival closed with a screening of the Bengali film Baishey Srabon (Seventh August).