Tahaan wins 3 awards at Olympia International Film Festival


MUMBAI: Santosh Sivan’s Tahaan has won three awards at the Olympia International Film Festival in Greece.

Tahaan won the Best Feature Film, Best Film UNICEF Award and the CIFEJ Jury Award at the Olympia International Film Festival.

The film shot in the Kashmir valley is about a little boy and his donkey.

Tahaan has also been a part of international festivals since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2008. These include: The Rome Film Festival, The Cinekid Film Festival, The Pusan Film Festival, The BFI London Film Festival and The Amazonas Film Festival in Brazil.

Tahaan stars Anupam Kher, Sarika, Rahul Bose, Rahul Khanna and Victor Banerjee. The film’s script was the official script selection for the Pusan Promotional Plan at the 2007 Pusan International Film Festival. The film has been produced by IDream Production and Santosh Sivan Films.

IDream Independent Pictures, the worldwide sales agent for Tahaan, has also sold a number of territories following the American Film Market in Los Angeles this November. The film has been acquired by countries like South Africa, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. The film was also released in India by Sony Pictures in September.