KAMUKI (SWEETHEART) – NATIONAL AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM – SRFTI

KAMUKI (SWEETHEART)  – NATIONAL AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM – SRFTI

Winner of several awards including the Swarna Kamal(Golden Lotus) for Best Direction in Non-feature section at the 63rd National Film Awards, Kamuki (Sweetheart) tells the story of Divya, a 17-year-old feisty school girl. When Divya discovers that she is pregnant, nothing can stop her from tracking down her estranged boyfriend and claiming him back into her life.

The film has been screened in international film festivals in Toronto, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Bialystok, Ottawa, Rajshahi, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi among others.

“A sensitive portrayal of a young woman’s determination to uphold her dignity against all odds” – National Film Award Citation

“Delicate emotions are examined with impeccable precision in this intimate and nuanced exploration of the ephemeral nature of young love and its mighty illusions that are forces to be reckoned with.” – Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles (IFFLA)

“For its intimate portrayal of the upheaval in a teenage girl’s universe and her discovery of the strength and resolve within” – Official Jury of Signs 2016

“For handling a very contemporary issue in a realistic manner” – The Jury for Malayalam Documentary and Short Fiction Film of Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) FFSI

Cast

KRISHNA PADMAKUMAR
MITHUN NALINI
MOHAM KRISHNAN
THANKAM MOHAN
KUNJILA

Story, Direction – CHRISTO TOMY
Producer – SATYAJIT RAY FILM & TELEVISION INSTITUTE, KOLKATA
Cinematography – DHANESH RAVEENDRANATH
Editing – GAUTHAM NERUSU
Audiography & Music – ANUROOP KUKREJA
Screenplay – CHRISTO TOMY, SREERAJ RAJIV S
Art Direction – SOUMEEN BHOWMICK
Makeup & Costumes – SUPARNA GAYEN KARMAKAR
Line Producer – AMITHABA DAS

Awards

• SWARNA KAMAL (GOLDEN LOTUS) – BEST DIRECTION IN NON- FEATURE SECTION AT THE 63RD NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

• BEST MALAYALAM FICTION FILM AT THE 10TH SIGNS FILM FESTIVAL, KERALA

• SPECIAL JURY AWARD AT THE 10TH SIGNS FILM FESTIVAL, KERALA

• SPECIAL JURY MENTION AT ALPAVIRAMA 2016: ASIAN SHORT & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, AHMEDABAD

• BEST DIRECTION AT 4TH NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, THRISSUR

• BEST SCREENPLAY AT FEFKA DIRECTORS UNION SHORT FILM FEST 2017

• BEST ACTRESS AT FEFKA DIRECTORS UNION SHORT FILM FEST 2017

• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AT FEFKA DIRECTORS UNION SHORT FILM FEST 2017

Festivals

• INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES, 2017

• 11TH ZUBROFFKA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, BIAŁYSTOK, POLAND

• INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA, TORONTO 2017

• OTTAWA INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL, CANADA 2017

• 9TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL OF KERALA, 2016

• 10TH GRAND OFF – WORLD INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS, POLAND

• 1ST BRICS FILM FESTIVAL, DELHI.

• 5TH RITWIK GHATAK FILM FESTIVAL, RAJSHAHI, BANGLADESH 2017

• 1ST RAJSHAHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, BANGLADESH 2017

• BODHISATTVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, PATNA 2017

• BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, 2014

• NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF KERALA, KODUNGALLUR 2017

• ALL LIGHTS INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (ALIIFF), HYDERABAD

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