Jalpari : First Hindi Film To Win Award At Cannes

Jalpari : First Hindi Film To Win Award At Cannes

Nila Madhab Panda’s film, Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid, has won the MIP Junior Kids Jury Awards 2012, at Cannes. It’s the first Hindi film to win this honour.

MIP Junior Kids Jury Award, an international showcase for children and youth programmes and films, is divided into three categories — Tweens (11-14 years), Kids (7-10 years) and Preschool (3-6 years) — and includes both live action and animation in every category.

For the Tweens category award, a jury of 15 from the International School of Nice, judged Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid, which based on the issue of female foeticide, as the winner.

The film stars child actors Lehar Khan and Krishang Trivedi, Harsh Mayar of I Am Kalam fame, Rahul Singh, Suhasini Mulay and V.M. Badola.

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