'Newton', 'Village Rockstars' shine at BRICS Film Festival

06:59 PM Jul 31, 2018 | Team Udayavani |

New Delhi: "Newton", directed by Amit Masurkar and Rima Das' "Village Rockstars" have bagged the top honours at the 3rd BRICS Film Festival.


BRICS Film Festival took place in Durban, South Africa, along with the International Durban Film Festival (DIFF) from July 22-27.

The last day of the festival was celebrated as India Country Day, followed by Awards and Closing Ceremony.

"Newton", starring Rajkummar Rao in the lead, won the Best Film, while "Village Rockstars" received Best Actress (Bhanita Das) and Special Jury Award.

BRICS Film Festival is aimed at celebrating world-class film productions from the BRICS nations with the objective of inspiring more collaboration from these nations.


The format of the festival consisted of screening two feature films from each country in the competition category and three feature films in the non-competition category. A total of twenty-four films were screened during the duration of the festival.


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