Assamese film 'Xhoixobote Dhemalite' bags another award at US fest
'Xhoixobote Dhemalite' (Rainbow fields), an Assamese film dealing with the issue of children growing up in violent times, won another award for screenplay at a US film festival.
The Bidyut Kotoky-directed film bagged the best screenplay award at Treasure Coast International Film Festival in Florida.
"The film's story is based in Assam but people from across the globe are relating to it," Kotoky said.
First Assamese film to be commercially released in US
"In 'Xhoixobote Dhemalite', we always believed that we are making a film in Assamese language for the global audience," said Mumbai-based Kotoky. The film received nominations in five categories.
Last month, 'Xhoixobote Dhemalite' became the first Assamese film to be commercially released in the US.
Besides, it won three awards, including that of best film, in the Love international Film Festival, Los Angeles.
Film is based on true events
Based on true events, the film also features seasoned actors like Victor Banerjee, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam, Nipon Goswami, and Nikumoni Barua.
The film is produced by 'India Stories', a Mumbai-based production house and co-produced by Kotoky's Dhruv Creative Productions and US-based Kurmasana Kreates.
The Treasure Coast International Film Festival (TCIFF) is dedicated to the promotion of independent, foreign films as an art form.
Dhruv Creative Productions
Treasure Coast International Film Festival
US-based Kurmasana Kreates