Short Bengali film impresses with Awards and Nominations

Preeta Vyas

Preeta Vyas

Auckland, April 22, 2021

‘Abhinetri’ goes places with its powerful story

Preeta Vyas
Auckland, April 22, 2021

                       Bikram Banerjee and Swastika Ganguly in a scene from Abhinetri

It is gratifying that Euphoria Entertainment Inc New Zealand has won multiple awards and nominations at numerous international film festivals for its Bengali short film ‘Abhinetri.’

It was also recognised as a semi-finalist at the Sweden Film Awards, Sweden, as a finalist at  Kosice International Art Film Festival, Eastern Europe and at Athens International Art Film Festival, Greece.

The film won five awards, including the Tagore International Film Festival, India, the Cotswold International Film Festival, England (under Best Actress for Swastika Ganguly) and at Virgin Spring Fest, India (under Best Short Film) and at London International Monthly Film Festival (Honourable Mention Award).

About Abhinetri

This short film is based on awareness on domestic abuse, with Swastika Ganguly in the lead. She is a versatile actress from Auckland. Bikram Banerjee, a very talented, senior actor played the role of her husband.

Abhinetri (The memoirs of an actress) is an ode to all the strong women across the globe who have survived domestic violence or abuse at some point of time in their lives or are still enduring the pain.

The film is loosely based on the life of a reputed theatre actress from Calcutta, Mrinalini Shome, and her journey from rags to riches, from slum to the high risers, to fame and stardom and eventually her heart-wrenching story of going into complete oblivion following a series of traumatic incidents that scarred her for life.

About Euphoria Entertainment

The film is still contesting for awards in the International Film Platform and there is hope that it would be victorious at many more Film Festivals.

Euphoria Entertainment Inc is a South Asian Performing Arts Group, established by Ms Ganguly, Mr Banerjee and Anirban Datta and Bikram Banerjee.

The Company has also derived strength and patronage from Preeta Vyas, Devdutt Paranjape, Amit Rathod, Shaival Chakravarty and Gaurav Sawant.

Awards and Citations

Awards: 1. Tagore International Film Festival, India: Best Actress (Swastika Ganguly) 2. Best Film and Best Women’s Film 3. Cotswold International Film Festival, England: Best Actress (Swastika Ganguly) 4. Virgin Spring Fest, India: Best Short Film 5. London International Monthly Film Festival: Honourable Mention Award

Finalist: 1. Kosice International Art Film Festival, Eastern Europe 2. Athens International Art Film Festival, Greece

Semi-Finalist: Sweden Film Awards, Sweden

Official Selections: 1. Golden Short Film Festival, Rome, Italy 2. Istanbul Film Awards 3. Eastern Europe Film Festival 4. Lift Off Sessions 5. Hollywood Gold Awards

Preeta Vyas is a Theatre enthusiast and a Founder of Euphoria Entertainment Inc

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