Roshan Bhondekar, an Indian-born Spanish filmmaker and a well-known author from Tumsar, Maharashtra, India, whose short film recently won special mentions from the ‘Global Shorts’ Film Competition in Los Angeles, dedicates the award to the late actor Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor as a mark of respect.
It was the same time when Indian Film fraternity lost two of its precious gems who contributed far beyond to the industry. Thus Roshan decided to dedicate the award to the legends in their memory.
The Shoes is an exciting short film, which is based on Global social issues like child education and poverty. The film is shot completely in Spain and which is directed and written by Roshan Bhondekar, produced by Sahra Ardah from Spain and executive producer being Yogesh Bhondekar.
Jeff Hudgins who chairs ‘Global Shorts’ Film Competition, had this to say aboaut the latest winners, “Global Shorts is a Los Angeles-based international awards competition that recognizes short films with a runtime of 50 minutes or less. It is a sister competition of One-Reeler, an IMDb-recognized short film competition that accepts films 12 minutes or less. Each of our competitions has separate categories, judges, and Awards packages. Attracting filmmakers from all over the world, our competitions emphasize original, impactful storytelling – the same qualities film festivals and distributors look for. Past competition Winners have also won or been nominated for: BAFTAs, British Independent Film Awards, Cannes Film Festival Awards, Emmys, Genie Awards, Golden Globes, Saturn Awards. Some of the countries we have received Winning submissions from include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA”. Talking about the same, Roshan Bhondekar shares, “We never thought that our small efforts towards film making while addressing social issues will give us international awards, as on today we have received 6 international awards for ‘The Shoes’ alone. The special feeling when audiences from different parts of the world are appreciating our ideas, we will keep doing best for bringing the best talent and ideas on the screen. Honoured to be participated along with powerful Hollywood projects”
The author has also written books like The Frame: An Art of Optimism and Love – The Key to Optimism: Path Towards Happiness. Also, his another short film Hausla Aur Raste, too won prestigious awards during International film festivals, one during the Delhi Shorts International Film Festival as ‘Special Festival Mention’, in India and another one as ‘Best 1st Time Filmmaker’ Award during Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes.