An Old Dog’s Diary, a film directed by Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, has won the best short film award at the prestigious London Film Festival, 2015. It is a lyrical film portrait of artist Francis Newton Souza and his work.
Indian short film, An Old Dog’s Diary, has won the best short film award at the 2015 London Film Festival (LFF).
Directed by Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, An Old Dog’s Diary is a lyrical film portrait of Francis Newton Souza, one of the prominent Indian artists of the 20th-century, and is inspired by his personal writings, letters, drawings and possessions.
The the 11 minute long film reveals the cultural conditions of Souza’s work and its institutionalisation.
The award was presented by Shezad Dawood and Daisy Jacobs and collected by Chantal and Dev Pinto of the Xandev Foundation, on behalf of directors Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel.
“An Old Dog’s Diary is as poetic and soulful as its subject” – Jury president Daisy Jacob on #LFF Best Short Film Award-winner
— BFI (@BFI) October 17, 2015
The film was earlier showcased in the Wavelengths category at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Coincidently, Souza’s painting “Birth” was recently sold for over $4 million, creating a new record for the most expensive work ever sold at a South Asian art auction.
London Film Festival is an annual film festival founded in 1957. The festival showcases cinematic work that has perfect blend of originality, creativity, vision and imagination.