Kannada film Pinki Elli Photograph:( Twitter )
Pinki Elli was the opening feature film for the 21st edition of NYIFF
Kannada film ‘Pinki Elli (Where is Pinki) has won two awards at the New York Indian Film festival (NYIFF).
The feature film won the Best Screenplay award, while its lead actor Akshatha Pandavapura bagged the Best Actor award.
Pinki Elli was the opening feature film for the 21st edition of NYIFF, which kicked off virtually on June 4.
Announcing the #NYIFF 2021 awards— New York Indian Film Festival (@nyindianff) June 13, 2021
Best Actor Award- Siddharth Menon (June)
Best Actress- Akshata Pandavapura (Where is Pinki?)
Best Child Actor- Karan Dave (Habbadi)
Best Director - Ajitpal Singh(Fire in the Mountains)@chhabs@IAArtsCouncil@SumanGollamudi@rkkaulsr pic.twitter.com/BX0M4K1w55
The Kannada film was helmed by Prithvi Konanur. It was also nominated for the Best Film category.
The NYIFF is a film festival that is dedicated to showcasing feature, documentary, and short films made in India or about India by independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres. It is one of the oldest film festivals in New York that features Indian cinema.