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Sunny Pawar wins 'Best Child Actor' at DFW South Asian Film Festival

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After a big win at the New York Indian Film Festival, 'Lion' fame won the 'Best Child Actor' award for 'Chippa' at in on Sunday.

DFW SAFF took place from May 16 to 19, showcasing scores of feature, short and documentaries. The festival also focuses on a wide range of promoting the perspectives and voices of the South Asian community.

The 11-year-old, who hails from a slum in Kunchi Kurve Nagar in Mumbai, shot to fame with Australian Garth Davis' acclaimed 2016 film 'Lion' for which he won an AACTA award.

Sunny was chosen the final winner under the 'Best Child Actor' category amongst two other nominees who acted in different which were also showcased at the festival.

'Chippa' got screenings at a number of festivals including MAMI 2018, DFW, SAFF, NIFF along with Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Mipcom and others.

Written and directed by Safdar Rahman, 'Chippa' is a coming of age film about a 10-year-old boy who on the eve of his tenth birthday receives a letter from his long-absent father. He then decides to leave his pavement abode to find his father.

The film spans the length of the single night which the fantastical & eventful journey which takes to discover the connections to his father.

Chandan Roy Sanyal, Masood Akhtar, & Mala Mukherjee are also seen in the film in pivotal roles. 'Chippa' is produced by Ultra Media, Travelling Light & Victory Media.

Apart from the award for 'Chippa', was nominated for in the 'Best Young Performer' category, and 'Young Artist Award' for his performance in 'Lion'. He won the 'Best Actor' award at the AACTA Awards, 'Special Mention Grand Jury Prize' at Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

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First Published: Tue, May 21 2019. 18:38 IST
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