Veyilmarangal wins Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at Shanghai International Film Festival
Indrans’ new film ‘Veyilmarangal’ (Trees Under the Sun) directed by Dr Biju recently had its world premiere at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival. The movie was also selected for competing for the Golden Goblet Award for Best Feature Film along with 14 other films, shortlisted from 3964 submissions from 112 countries.
‘Veyilmarangal’ was the only Indian film in the main competition section. It is also the first Indian film in six years to compete in the Shanghai Film Festival. The movie has won the award for ‘Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award’. It is the first time an Indian film is winning an award at the Shanghai festival.
Director Biju took to his official social media handle to share the big news. He has written,
Trees under the sun (veyil marangal) won Best Artistic achievement award at 22nd Shanghai international film festival . This is the first time an indian film won an award at Shanghai..And I am.glad it came from a jury headed by Nurse Bilge ceylan…And this is the award for malayalam cinema after a long long time in a major international film festival by FIAPF..