Sunny Pawar Best Child Actor Awards for Chippa in Dallas and New York International Film Festivals 2019
The Mumbai slum kid, Sunny Pawar wins back to back Best Child Actor awards at Dallas and New York International Film Festivals
After its premier in MAMI 2018, along with DFW SAFF, NIFF Chippa was also screened at various international film festivals such as Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, MIPCOM and others. Sunny Pawar of Lion fame had won the Best Child Actor Award for Chippa at the prestigious 5th DFW South Asian Film Festival in Dallas, the US and this honour comes exactly seven days after the kid won the Best Child Actor Award at the renowned 19th New York Indian Film Festival 2019.
Written and directed by Safdar Rahman, Chippa – a coming of age film of a ten year old boy narrated across a single night features Sunny Pawar as a ten year old main protagonist. Sunny’s debut film, Lion in which he played a child version of Dev Patel was nominated in six categories at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017 and has won him global accolades and awards.
DFW SAFF is a four-day festival that took place from May 16-19, 2019 and showcased World, U.S.and Texas premieres of feature films,shorts and documentaries. The festival also showcases a wide range of films that promotes the perspectives and voices of the South Asian community.
Chippa is a story about the aspirations of a child who lives on the streets, told through a journey he takes into an enchanting world that he creates himself on one wintry night in Kolkata. The film is an endearing & universal homage to the spirit and the timeless stories of children growing up everywhere.
In “Lion” Sunny Pawar was also nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in the “Best Young Performer” Category, “Best Actor” by AACTA Awards, “Special Mention Grand Jury Prize” at Asia Pacific Screen Awards and a nomination for the “Young Artist Award”.
Chippa is a heart-warming story of a 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 out more.
The film spans the length of the single night which tracks the fantastical & eventful journey which Chippa takes to discover the connections to his father.
The film has a supporting cast of Chandan Roy Sanyal, Masood Akhtar, Sumeet Thakur and Mala Mukherjee in pivotal roles and is produced by Ultra Media, Travelling Light and Victory Media. The film will also be going to many other International film festivals before its theatrical release.