The film that won at the Los Angeles and New York film festivals now goes to Germany
It’s the time of indie films making big, and director Rajan Khosa’s film Gattu is making the most of it. After travelling to various parts of the world, the film has now been invited to the ninth edition of Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, Germany. The film will not just be screened at the festival but also be competing in three different categories – German Star of the year, Audience award and Directors’ vision awards. The festival will take place in Stuttgart from July 18-22.
Gattu is the story of a young boy who wants to win over a mysterious kite in the sky and leaves no stone unturned to achieve his dream. After being premiered at the Children’s Film Festival in Hyderabad, it went to 62nd Berlin Film Festival, where it was given special mention. Then it travelled to various film festivals at New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Beijing, Cannes and is currently in Edinburgh for a film festival.
Gattu won two honours at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) – the Audience Award and the Honorable Mention Award. It also won Best Film at the 12th New York Indian Film Festival, apart from Best Young Actor for child artiste Mohammad Samad.