Odia girl Anisha Acharya’s English film ‘Day One’ wins Student Oscar award recently.This movie made by a team of students graduating from the American Film Institute (AFI) in 2014 and edited by Odisha girl Anisha Acharya, has won the prestigious 2015 Annual Student Academy Awards, also known as the Student Oscar.After completing her graduation in product and graphic design at NIFT Bangalore, Anisha Acharya joined the Master’s course in Film Editing at the American Film Institute (AFI) at Los Angeles in 2012.
The award was presented to ‘Day One’ at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on Thursday. Prior to winning ‘Student Oscar Gold Award’, the film had also won the prestigious BAFTA US Student Award and the Student Emmy Award.
‘Day One’ is a 25-min drama/war film set in Afghanistan with a mix of English and Dari and subtitles in 5 languages. On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker. This is the theme of the film.
Anisha, who originally hails from Baragadia near Duburi in Jajpur district of Odisha, is currently doing the Master’s course in Film Editing at the American Film Institute (AFI) at Los Angeles. She had completed her graduation in Accessories Design at NIFT Bangalore. Her parents Dr. Jagabandhu Acharya and Dr. Shambhavi Acharya are staying in Bangalore.
Besides the Student Oscar, the film ‘Day One’ has already won the prestigious BAFTA US Student Award and the Student Emmy Award, and a number of awards in various film festivals.
More about the films of Anisha Acharya can be found at www.anishaacharya.com.
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