Lipstick Under My Burkha wins British Film Award Sponsored by Goa Resident
Goa:On the 27th of November for the first time the Founder’s Award for Sustainability on the Big Screen was introduced at an event in Cannes by The Telegraph Media Group. The debut winner of this prestigious award, sponsored by Surina Narula MBE resident of Guirim, Goa, was the much talked about film Lipstick Under My Burkha, produced by Prakash Jha and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava.
Prakash Jha will talk about portrayal of gender in cinema at Difficult Dialogues that is happening in Goa from the 9th to the 11th of February. Difficult Dialogues is a forum for conversations around critical issues concerning our lives in South Asia and has an annual festival in Goa. This year’s theme is gender.
In the absence of Mr Jha and Ms Shrivastava, the award, presented by Mrs Surina Narula, Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), was received by actress Gabriella Wright who is also a film producer and philanthropist working for women’s rights. She recently participated at the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women gala in London. While receiving the award, she said she felt an emotional bond with the film as the issue was very close to her heart.
Judges for the Founder’s Award for Sustainability on the Big Screen were Richard Creasey, managing director of BFC Media Ltd, owner of Moscow’s first IMAX theatre; Denise Parkinson, entertainment director, global and UK for the Telegraph Media Group, and Surina Narula MBE. The panel was chaired by award-winning cinematographer, director and screenwriter Steven Bernstein.
The winning films at the tve Global Sustainability Film Awards 2017 in association with Fastflow Group took the audience at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) around the world – from Argentina to Ghana, from the UK to India and from the Marshall Islands to the USA.
In the Reshaping the Economy category, the winner was Neste for Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives and Highly Commended was World Animal Protection for Ghost Gear. In the Transforming Society category in partnership with Grace Bian, chair, China International Culture Stock Exchange, the winner was Co-op Group – Great Things Happen When We Work Together and Highly Commended was P&G – Meet Bechibila. In the Protecting the Environment category the winner was Selfridges for Material World and Highly Commended was Good Energy for The Butterfly Thief by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. The winner of the Judges’ Special Mention Award was C40 Cities and Citi Foundation for We Live Here Together. The winner of the Press Association Award for Environmental Storytelling was Sky News for ‘A Plastic Whale’. The documentary highlighted the devastating effects of plastic on ocean wildlife.