Khasi film, ‘Ïewduh’ has continued to win laurels as it bagged two awards at the 67th National Film Awards.
Directed by Pradip Kurbah and produced by Shankar Lal Goenka, the film won the award for the Best Khasi Film and Best Audiography (Location Sound) at the award function held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today.
Ïewduh, portrays the lives of everyday people with their struggles whose livelihoods depend on Meghalaya’s biggest market (Ïewduh).
Goenka said this is a landmark achievement by the film. In fact, it is an important recognition for Khasi cinema. “I humbly thank all the people associated with the film for making this possible.”
“Ïewduh achieving the milestone of National Award for Best Sound Recording is also a matter of pride for the North East as this Khasi film is the only one so far from the region reaching to this level,” he added.
The film had won the ‘MIT-SFT Human Spirit Award’ at the Pune International Film Festival in 2019 and the Asian Cinematography award in Manila in 2020. The film was commercially released in November 2019 across the North East and other parts of the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata.
In 2019, ‘Ïewduh’ had won the prestigious ‘Kim Ji-seok Award’ at the 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea. ‘Ïewduh’ had its world premiere at the BIFF. The Khasi film has been released across nine leading Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms in South Korea.