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Assamese filmmaker Aimee Baruah’s Dimasa-language feature film ‘Semkhor’ has won the “Best Indian Cinema” award at the prestigious Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes).

Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot presented the award to Baruah.

The Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy is organising the film festival as a representative of the Karnataka Government. BIFFes will hold its 13th edition from March 3rd to March 10th, 2022.

Baruah, made the announcement on social media. She wrote, “I am delighted to inform you all that “Semkhor” has been awarded the “Best Indian Cinema” award for the “Chitrabharati” segment at the Bengaluru International Film Festival. Receiving the award from His Excellency, Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot was a marvellous moment for me. This honour, bestowed by one of the most prestigious film festivals of this kind, is a dream come true for every filmmaker in the country. My sincere gratitude to the honourable jury members and organisers of the festival as well as all the artists involved with Semkhor.”

Previously, Baruah also won the ‘Best Actress Award’ at the Toronto International Women Film Festival (TIWFF) for her performance in ‘Semkhor,’ in which she also plays the protagonist.

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