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Senior Film MARGARET Wins Award at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival

Senior Film MARGARET Wins Award at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival

JMD Creations' MARGARET wins Best Short Film Award at 6th Annual Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival announced "MARGARET" as winner of 'Best Short Film - Jury' Award at its 2016 Ceremony ( Source :: ). The Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival is a non-profit, non-commercial & India's only independent film festival, established in the year 2011 in Noida (Delhi NCR) with a mission to celebrate the cinema & work of aspiring, young, independent & professional filmmakers. The festival is important for Indian film industry as it is organized on 30 April each year to mark the birth anniversary of Late.Shri. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who is regarded as the father of Indian Cinema & fondly remembered as Dada Saheb Phalke by the film fraternity across the India & globe.

Other notable winners at this Festival are :: * Best Film - Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Kishore Lulla for Bajirao Mastani; * Best Screenplay - Juhi Chaturvedi for Shoojit Sircar's Piku; ( Source :: ). Festival's aim is to recognize the enlightening, entertaining & progressive new age cinema of youth & experienced filmmakers. In past years festival gained reputation & now is regarded as one of the most prestigious film festivals in India, attracting filmmakers from across the India & 90 nations across the world.

Margaret is an English language Short Film, filmed in Washington DC with professional local actors. So far Margaret has screened at 26 Film Festivals globally, including ::

USA 16 April 2016 (49th Annual WorldFest-Houston)

USA 23 January 2016 (25th Annual Rosebud Film Festival)

USA 21 February 2016 (22nd Annual Sedona International Film Festival)

USA 2 April 2016 (17th Annual Crossroads Film Festival)

USA 8 October 2015 (14th Annual Urban Mediamakers Film Festival)

USA 26 March 2016 (12th Annual Los Angeles Women's International Film

Romania 9 April 2016 (4th Annual ClujShorts International Short Film Festival)

Canada 15 May 2016 (5th Annual International Film Festival of South Asia)

Ireland 25 May 2016 (8th Annual The Fastnet Short Film Festival)


Next MARGARET will screen at the 2016 International Film Festival of South Asia on May 15 in Toronto, Canada. IFFSA Toronto is THE BIGGEST SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA. This ten day extravaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world, on themes of South Asian cultures and identities. IFFSA Toronto 2016 will be held from May 19 - May 23, 2016 in Ontario, Canada as part of South Asian Heritage Month celebrations. Source -

Previous Awards::

* Best LOVE STORY - 14th Annual Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

* Best FILM (JURY) - 4th Annual Delhi Shorts International Film

* Best SHORT COMEDY - 14th Annual Somewhat North Of Boston Film Festival

* Best SHORT NARRATIVE - 17th Annual Crossroads Film Festival


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