Subhash Ghai receives special achievement award at the PIFF

MUMBAI: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai has received the Special Achievement Award at the The Pune International Film Festival (PIFF),   in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema.

Ghai’s film institute Whistling Woods International(WWI), will also be reprising its role as curator of the student film competition, part of The Pune International Film Festival (PIFF), which is being held from 6-13 January, 2011.

This year, 3 WWI films have been selected for screening Der: Andher and Punha have been selected for the Short Fiction category, Der: Andher has also been nominated for the Cinematography category. WWI in association with Sennheiser Worldwide have also introduced a special award for sound design, the Sennheiser Young Indian Audiographer Award. Jagjeet a WWI student film, has been nominated for this new category.

Ghai said, “Whistling Woods International has left no stone unturned in creating a niche for itself and the results are for all to see. Our film-making graduates are the best in the industry and at par with international standards of film-making. This global acceptance has urged us to forge ahead with much vigor and we are absolutely ecstatic to take forward this relationship we share with PIFF to achieve yet another milestone."