Punha, written and directed by Rohit Tiwari was awarded the Best Screenplay. Punha explores the social structure of a patriarchal society through a small incident in the life of a nine year old boy. Rohit was awarded USD 1000 as cash prize.
Mansheel Gujral was awarded the Sennheiser Young Indian Audiographer Award for the film Jagjeet. Jagjeet revolves around two best friends and three days in their lives.
Whistling Woods International chairman Subhash Ghai said, “I am very happy that WWI students are steadily moving on the path of making their mark in the industry. I would like to congratulate Rohit and Mansheel for winning two of the most sought-after awards at one of India’s most respected and recognized film festivals, PIFF 2011. This is just the beginning for them and I am confident that they will soar to greater heights and do all of us at WWI very proud.”