Cannes: “A Connaught Tail” directed by Salman Mozaffar from AAFT won AFI World Peace Initiative Awards amid the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival 2019. It was pronounced the best documentary shot on cell phone.
“I had the honour to receive on behalf of the Asian Academy of Film and Television, the award for the best documentary for the film from AAFT. It was an incredible moment; never ever has any film shot on cell phone been honoured in Cannes from India. I am proud of my students”, said Sandeep Marwah (President of AAFT).
Film maker Prof. Karl Bardosh of New York University has designed the festival. Lawrence David Foldes (member Executive Committee Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science) is the President of Jury, Petra Terzi (President Cultural International Festivals), Luba Balagova Kandour (Founder President of Sochi International Film Festival), Yuanyuan Chen from China, Moradeum Adedoyin Solaris and Peter Ferris of Ferris Entertainment London were other members of the Jury.