NFDC’s Island City wins Fedeora award for the Best Director of a Debut film
Island City starring Vinay Pathak, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amruta Subhash, Chandan Roy Sanyal premiered at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, Italy. Ruchika Oberoi, the debutant director of Island City produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) won Fedeora award for the Best Director of a Debut film at the recently held Film Festival.
The Hindi feature which is produced under the Ministry of I&B’s 12th Five Year Plan Scheme on film production made its world premiere on September 8, 2015 in the competition category of the Venice Days sidebar.
The jury that awarded the director praised the film in their citation – Island City stood out for its surrealistic vision of a quasi-modern world, which is also rooted in the realities of everyday life.
The film starring Vinay Pathak, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amruta Subhash and Chandan Roy Sanyal in the lead roles, opened to a packed house in Italy who cheered and applauded the film with a standing ovation.
The elated Ruchika says, “I am honoured to have this recognition bestowed by such a distinguished jury especially with so many deserving films competing. I’d really like to thank the Venice Days selectors and team for providing such a wonderful platform for our film and for their support and warm hospitality.”
Vikramjit Roy, Head of Sales & Marketing at NFDC, says, “We are delighted at the acclaim won by Island City at the Venice Film Festival and celebrate Ruchika’s recognition at such a prestigious festival. Island City’s success can be attributed to NFDC’s value chain that starts with training and development and transcends in our endeavor to promote the Cinemas of India across the world.”