October 7, 2014

‘Special Festival Mention Jury’ Award to ‘Untitled’ (Onamangkito)

Assamese film maker Jaicheng Jai Dohutia’s documentary ‘Untitled’ (Onamangkito) has won ‘Special Festival Mention Jury’ award at the Indian Cine Film Festival-14’ (ICFF) in Mumbai. On the other hand, another feature film from Assam ‘Othelo’ also awarded for its screenplay.

His film was based on a journey of a group of people under extreme hardship in the eastern part of Indo-China border for a mission. His other documentary film about the Moran tribe named ‘Chaak-Soni’ was also screened during the festival.

“This is a special feeling to be recognized at the national platform. This was my first major award. I’m extremely grateful to all those who helped me to reach here,” Dohutia said.

Dohutia, who completed the diploma in film and video editing from Jyoti Chitraban Film and Television Institute in Guwahati, had earlier made a number of short films which include ‘Wings of Window,’ The Urban Root and ‘The Blind’ and also documentaries including ‘The 21st Century King’ and ‘The Weaver’.

Currently he is working on several projects including acclaimed filmmaker Bobby Sharma Baruah’s ‘Adomya: life goes on…’, Suraj Duwarah’s ‘Strangers in the Mist’ and National Award winner M Moniram’s new film ‘Donda’.


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