India creates history at Cannes when films by Meerut's Manasi and FTII students win awards.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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This time something was seen in the Cannes Film Festival which was not seen in the last 78 years. The Cannes Film Festival started in 1946, but this time entries were also taken from 555 film schools from all over the world. These film schools had sent 2,263 entries to the Cannes Film Festival, out of which only 18 were selected. And the two films selected among these 18 films are from India, seeing which the countrymen have swelled with pride. This is the first time that two Indian films have won awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Meerut's Mansi Maheshwari's short film 'Bunnyhood' received a lot of praise in Cannes and won the third prize in the La Cinefe category. The short film of an FTII Pune student won the first prize in the same category.

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Manasi Maheshwari shines in Cannes, discussion about the film 'Bunny Hood'

Mansi Maheshwari of Meerut was the star of the 77th Cannes Film Festival. After watching her short film 'Banihood', everyone present there praised her. She is doing graduation from Britain. In the short film, Mansi Maheshwari told the story of her mother's surgery, which touched everyone's heart. Mansi Maheshwari of 'Dainik Bhaskar' told that the news of her mother's surgery was hidden from her. Taking inspiration from that, she made 'Banihood', in which the truth of life has been shown.

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Graduated from UK, grew up in Meerut

Before graduating from UK, Manasi Maheshwari was studying knitwear from NIFT, Delhi. It was from here that she started making films. Manasi is a resident of Meerut and she did her early studies from there. She was a topper of 12th class of Delhi Public School.

The story of mother's surgery in 'Bunnyhood', this is how the animation was made

Mansi told that she was very fond of watching cartoons in her childhood, so she decided to make her short film in an animated version. For this, she used cell animation, butter paper and frosted acetate. Mansi told that her film is based on the subject that what circumstances force a person to lie and when and why he lies. Mansi is happy that her film was given importance in Cannes. She believes that due to the animation effects and subject of the film, it was selected for the award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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FTII student wins first prize at La Cinéfe

The first prize in the La Cinéfe category went to Manasi, a student of FTII, Pune. This is a 15-minute Kannada short film based on a folk tale from Karnataka. It is directed by doctor and filmmaker Chidanand Nayak.


FTII student gets Rs 13.5 lakh

The short film was shot by Suraj Thakur, a final year student of TV Unit Course, edited by Manoj V and sound designed by Abhishek Kadam. He received Rs 13.5 lakh as the first prize.

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