Indian Film wins Top Prize in Global Contest

The Complaint, a movie by Mrinal Bahukhandi which won the first prize, tells the poignant tale of how a Muslim technician and Indian retiree reconcile with old emotional scars over the course of a laptop diagnostic check.
An Indian film on communal harmony won the top prize at #ACutBeyond, a global filmmaking competition aimed at empowering independent filmmakers all over the world to tell their stories and showcase their work to a global audience.
The theme of the competition, organised by a Singapore-based startup, Filmwallas and supported by HCL Technologies, an Indian multinational IT services company, revolved around next-generation technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Automation, Digital and Analytics, and how these technological advancements are juxtaposed in today’s world and human Relationships. About 2,000 filmmakers from around the world expressed interest in the contest, and 70 teams participated in the contest.
The Complaint, a movie by Mrinal Bahukhandi which won the first prize, tells the poignant tale of how a Muslim technician and Indian retiree reconcile with old emotional scars over the course of a laptop diagnostic check. The short film, launched in partnership with Hamaramovie.com, on India’s Independence Day was widely appreciated and has already garnered more than 80,000 views on YouTube. “Most of us are so involved with social media that we forget to stop for a minute and think about the welfare of others,” said director Mohd Asif Hameed. “We can still bring about a huge change with that little piece of technology we carry in our hands and pockets every day,” he added.

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