Filmmaker Utpal Borpujari’s Assamese feature film Ishu won the Best Film title at the third Sailadhar Baruah Film Awards in Assam.
Ishu’, which has been produced by Children’s Film Society, has been screened at various film festivals across the world.
The film, is based on the Assamese writer Monikuntala Bhattacharya’s novel with the same title. The issue of witch-hunting has been portrayed from a boy’s perspective in the children’s film, Ishu.
The Sailadhar Baruah Memorial Trust invited interested filmmakers to collect forms from their office located at Assam Institute of Mass Communication & Media Research, Uzanbazaar and then submit their films in Blu-ray or DVD format.
Films made in every local language of Assam were in the competition.
However, the only films that have been censored between January 1 to December 31, 2017 were taken into consideration in the competition.
The awards were presented in best actor, best actress, best director, best film, best sound, best editing and best cinematography categories.
The trust is also contemplating inclusion of best art direction and best script in its categories.