Indian filmmaker Karan Gour’s Kshay won the Asian New Talent Award for Best Picture at the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival. The film was awarded for its “sharp perspective and refreshing cinematic languages”.
Chinese filmmaker Peng Lei’s Follow Follow won the Best Director prize while Hong Kong’s Jessey Tsang’s Big Blue Lake won the special jury prize.
The winners of Best Picture and Best Director were awarded $23.81m each while the special jury prize winner was given $23.81m-worth of post-production services.
The Jury for Asian New Talent Awards was chaired by Iranian director-screenwriter Amir Naderi and comprised of Chinese director Shangjun Cai, Korean Film Critic/Director Sung-ill Chung, Japanese Film Director/Actor Sabu and Chinese actress Fan Xu.