CALCUTTA CLUB USA and MIT SANGAM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION thanks all for an amazing and groundbreaking third CALEIDOSCOPE FILM FESTIVAL held in BOSTON from SEP 8th – 10th, 2017. It was the largest Indian cine celebration in New England ever. Media coverage of Caleidoscope is currently available on several leading newspapers. Any media inquiries may be directed to calcuttacluboffice@calcuttaclubusa.com. Pictures of the event can be viewed in this Facebook Album

This year, Caleidoscope presented an amazing array of decorated films from the sub-continent and beyond at two locations – Apple Cinemas, Cambridge and at MIT.

Results of the Caleidoscope Competitive Festival were announced on Sep 10th evening at the awards dinner:

Jury Awards (includes trophy plus monetary prize, sponsor names in parentheses)

Best Film – Bisorjon by Kaushik Ganguly. Produced by Opera Movies (Nalini and Raj Sharma) – $500

Best Director – Sanal Sashidharan in Sexy Durga (Curate Partners) – $250

Best Short Film – Far Away by Jaspreet Singh, Producer Bill Campbell (Gouri Datta) – $125

Best Documentary – Broto Alpona by Sarbari Chowdhury. (Pushpa Karna/Aalok fashions) – $125

Best Actor – Vikrant Massey in A Death in the Gunj (Subu Kota) – $125

Best Actress – Jaya Ahasan in Bisorjon (Subu Kota) – $125

Technical Excellence Award – Sexy Durga (Gope Gidwani) – $125

Best new talent – Vinayak Potdar in Half Ticket (Ram Gupta) – $125

Other Distinctions (Trophy only by Calcutta Club USA)

Hope Award – Tanni Choudhury in Beyond

Sustaining Traditions – Sarbari Chowdhury in Broto Alpona

Most Popular Film – Lipstick Under My Burkha

Best Audience Choice Award – A Death in the Gunj

Most Heartwarming film – Half Ticket

Awards Dinner Sponsor: Urban Public Companies (Neil Shah)


Media Coverage:

Anandabazar – Best Film Award

The Boston Globe: Bollywood Films Rise and Caleidoscope

Lokvani: Caleidoscope 2017, largest Indian Film Festival in New England

Amar Sambad – Jaya Ahsan receives best actress award in Caleidoscope Film Fest

Koimoi.com: Lipstick Under My Burkha shines at DC after winning most Popular Film Award at Caleidoscope Indian Film Fest in Boston

The Independent (Bangladesh): Another feather in Jaya’s cap

Foundations TV: Caleidoscope 2017 brought a set of diverse and intriguing films to Boston

Vikrant Massey thanks on being awarded the Best Male Actor at Caleidoscope 2017 for A Death in the Gunj

India New England: Caleidoscope 2017 Indian Film Festival at MIT and Apple Cinemas