Srinagar: In a major recognition for Kashmir Cinema, a Kashmiri feature film has won an international award at Canada International Film Festival 2013, a first for any local movie.
'Partav', meaning influence, has won the Award of Excellence in Canada International Film Festival 2013 in feature film category.
'Partav', the first Kashmiri film shot entirely in the 35mm digital format, is a story of a professor who forsakes everything in his life to devote himself to his literary pursuits.
The film revolves around the ideology that "a life lived for others is a life worth living". In fact, this Albert Einstein quote is the catch-line of the
one-hour-and-fifty-minutes film, which became the first Kashmiri film to receive any international recognition.
The Canada International Film Festival, held each year in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, brings the very best of world cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world.
The 2013 edition will be held April 5th to 6th, 2013 at Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver. This year's Festival Programme will showcase a wide variety of North American and International Feature Films to thought-provoking Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animations, Experimental Films, Student Films, a Screenplay Competition, and more.
Listed at number six in the 2013 Award of Excellence Winners - Feature Competition category, 'Partav' has made proud not only its makers, but the whole community here.