MUMBAI: Shemaroo Entertainment’s Manorama Six Feet Under directed by Navdeep Singh won the Best Film Award at The Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival (MIAAC) held in New York from 7 – 11 November 2007.
The MIAAC Film Festival had six award categories for this year’s festival, which included – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Documentary and Best Short. The nominees for these categories were selected by jurors.
The other nominees for the Best Film category included Arindam Nandy’s Via Darjeeling, Pan Nalin’s Valley of Flowers and Shivajee Chandrabhushan’s Frozen.
Singh stated, “This award certainly means a lot and both Ketan and me feel on top of the world. There is a deep sense of satisfaction to know that your piece of art is recognized by prestigious international festivals.”
The film’s producer Ketan Maru added, “Awards like these are definitely encouraging to directors and production houses.”
The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) is a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of Indian artists in the performing, literary, visual, and folk arts. Its focus is to help artists and art organizations in North America as well as to facilitate artists from India to exhibit, perform and produce their work here.