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TAMIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

This entry is part of 16 in the series 20011104_Issue

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The world’s first Tamil Documentary & Short Film Festival was held in London from Friday, 26th October to Thursday, 1st November 2001 at Curzon Cinema Soho and EMD Cinema Walthamstow.

55 films were shown on Tamils, in Tamil and other languages, drawing upon the diversity of the countries they inhabit. The Festival attracted a broad multi-cultural audience and was well received both by film critics and film enthusiasts.

The Awards presented at the Festival were:

Best Editor – Documentary Films

Editor: Jones Film: Untouchable Country

Best Cinematographer – Short Films

Cinematographer: Ajeevan Film: Feel the pain

Best Director – Short Films

Director: Thamayanthi Film: The Ball

Best Film of Overall Impact

Film: Kaatru Veli Producer: Kalai Panpaatru Kalaham Director : Gnanarathan

Best Film – Documentary Films

Film: Subramania Bharati Producer: Muruganantham Director : Amshan Kumar

Best Film – Short Films

Film: Aayeeshaa Producer: R. Bhuvanah Director : B.Sivakumar

The Festival is brought to you by CineSangam, which actively encourages and increases awareness of the work of filmmakers working in the Southern South Asian languages.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Email: info@cinesangam.com

Web: www.cinesangam.com

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