Mumbai Slum Kid wins 3 ’Best Child Actor’ awards


Vivek Kotian
Kemmannu News Network, 21-06-2019 10:04:45


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Mumbai Slum Kid Sunny Pawar wins 3 back to back ’Best Child Actor’ awards for ’Chippa’ at US & Canada’s International Film Festivals
 

    He won the ’Best Child Actor’ awards at the 3rd  edition of  ‘Ottawa Indian Film festival on 15th June 2019’
    This honour comes shortly after he won the ’Best Child Actor’ awards at both the prestigious 5th DFW South Asian Film Festival in Dallas, USA and the 19th New York Indian Film Festival on 19th May and 12th May respectively

    After its premiere in MAMI 2018, along with DFW SAFF,NIFF, Chippa was also screened at various International film festivals like: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Mipcom & others
    Written and directed by Safdar Rahman, Chippa : A coming of age film of a 10 year old boy narrated across a single night features Sunny Pawar as a 10 year old main protagonist
    Sunny’s debut film “Lion” in which he played a child version of Dev Patel was nominated in 6 categories at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017 & has won him International accolades & awards.

Mumbai: The Ottawa Indian Film Festival Awards (OIFFA)is devoted to cultivating an audience for Indian cinema and culture in Ottawa. The Ottawa Indian Film Festival Award (OIFFA) was a 5-day showcase of multi-genre Indian films which took place from 11th June to 15th June 2019. The festival witnessed a large number of participating film-makers connecting with the audience through panels and film talks open to the general public. The festival’s mandate was to present the best selection of Indian cinema to the diverse audience of Ottawa.
 
Chippa is a story about the aspirations of a child who lives on the streets, told through a journey he takes into an enchanting world that he creates himself on one wintry night in Kolkata. The film is an endearing & universal homage to the spirit and the timeless stories of children growing up everywhere.
 
In “Lion” Sunny Pawar was also nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in the “Best Young Performer” Category, “Best Actor” by AACTA Awards, “Special Mention Grand Jury Prize” at Asia Pacific Screen Awards and a nomination for the “Young Artist Award”.
 
Chippa is a heart-warming story of a boy, who on the eve of his tenth birthday receives a letter from his long-absent father. He then decides to leave his pavement abode to find out more. The film spans the length of the single night which tracks the fantastical & eventful journey which Chippa takes to discover the connections to his father.
 
The film has a supporting cast of Chandan Roy Sanyal, Masood Akhtar, Sumeet Thakur & Mala Mukherjee in pivotal roles & is produced by Ultra Media, Travelling Light & Victory Media. The film will also be going to many other International film festivals before its theatrical release.

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