SHILLONG | Oct 13, 2019:

Renowned filmmaker, Pradip Kurbah from Meghalaya has bagged the Kim Jiseok Award for his much-awaited movie — “Iewduh“, at the 24th Busan International Film Festival which was held from October 3-12.

Kurbah shared the award with a filmmaker from Pakistan, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat for his film — “Circus of Life”.

The Kim Ji-seok Award is named after the festival’s co-founder and executive programmer who died in 2017. Headed by Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, the jury included Malaysian director-actress Tan Chui Mui and Korean film critic Huh Moon-young.

“I actually would like to thank Mr Shankar Lall Goenka, yy producer who have completely trusted me with Iewduh, I am very thankful to all the team members; they have been like pillars during the making of Iewduh and I would like to dedicate this Award to the People of Iewduh,” Kurbah told TNT-The Northeast Today.

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Iewduh had its World Premiere at 24th Busan International Film Festival. It was screened at this festival on October 5, 8 and 9.

Iewduh will be released on the 15th of November 2019 in Shillong and in the North Eastern states of Asaam, Arunachal, Nagaland and Manipur and in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Kolkata.


“Iewduh” is a story of everyday people at this busiest market in the state; a human and emotion-driven story which talks about the relationship among these people, their problems and challenges.

“In these two years that I have worked on the script, I realised that we usually ignore these people in Iewduh; every lane of Iewduh has a story to tell, so how about telling their stories this time; because all these people are heroes to someone or the other,” Director, Pradip Kurbah said.


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