#BNHAF Awards and Festival 15th Edition Honors "Talent Ka Maha Utsav" winners

By: Aanya Kumar
15th Edition of #BNHAF Awards and Festival concluded at Ravi Sarin Film Institute on December 18, 2023 with the screening of last set of films from Italy, Sweden, USA and India.
#BNHAF 15th edition was unique because for the 1st time the edition was held in a hopping format within an edition. The venues were IMS Ghaziabad University Courses Campus, Ravi Sarin Film Institute, Noida and Talent Ka Maha Utsav screening room.
Amit R Agarwal (India), Rekha Vohraa (India) and Mari Ann (France) headed the jury of the 15th edition. Styled as the annual-gala edition; the highlight of 15th Edition was Talent Ka Maha Utsav Pre-Season Awardee, Kiaan.
Another highlight was introduction of 'Pitch Films' category to #BNHAF Awards and Festival. The founder, Amit R Agarwal said that the idea came when a pitch film was Sweden won one of the top honors, from 16th edition onwards we have made this an Official Category.
Ravi Sarin, the founder of Ravi Sarin Film Institute said that festivals are very important for any film school to grow, he said the students at his film-school were very motivated to reach out to more film festivals after watching the films from world-over.
Deepali Sarin, co-founder of Ravi Sarin Film Institute thanked all the sponsors of #BNHAF Awards and Festival, she was particularly appreciative of Gem Mines that awards top-gifts at each of the editions of #BNHAF.

Punit Jindal, director, Ravi Sarin Film Institute said that finding you true calling is the key to success. At the same time it was very important for all to pause, think, analyze and reflect to find success in the film-industry.

Amit Gupta, founder of Gem Mines, congratulated all the winners and said he hoped that this win will motivate all winners worldwide to excel and do better next time around.
Rekha Vohraa again reiterated as she dd in the opening that Talent can really help you achieve your goals. She said identify your talent work on it, go out and conquer the world. She said it is time that people also learn to relax and find their inner self.
Gurmeet Singh, founder of gifting partners, Perfume Point said that he feels privileged to be associated with such a formidable brand as #BNHAF
Amit R Agarwal, founder of #BNHAF Awards and Festival, Popcorn Flicks and Talent Ka Maha Utsav, with an established vertical in media and entertainment industry said that Talent betters mental health, as it helps release pressure. Talent also enhances career, as many a success-stories in career started with top-people appreciating the talent.
Deepali Sarin was also given a copy of Amit R Agarwal authored second book, "The Making of Virgin.. Mira" for the library. The book is is already read by more than 18 million-readers worldwide across formats, is not part of the library of 33 film and media schools worldwide.
The closing ceremony was wonderfully anchored by Kanishka Jain. The Best Director at the 15th edition of #BNHAF was a tie between a Swedish and an Italian film-maker. The major awardees at the closing ceremony were:
Best Director (Tie) - Simone Massi (Italy)
Best Director (Tie) - Harald Neslein Sandø (Sweden)
Honorable Mention - Beneath The Surface (India)
Best Faculty (Ravi Sarin Film Institute) - Sanjay Dattani 
Best Student (Ravi Sarin Film Institute) - Manika Sisodia
Best Student (Ravi Sarin Film Institute) - Ritik Garg
Best Actor - Aastha
Best Model - Shraddha
Kiaan flew all the way from the US with his parents to receive his award. This 11-years old boy, self-shot ‘Maglev Train’ scientific-exhibit at his school in the US, to help his teachers and fellow students understand the working of the train. His film on Maglev Train and full speech is available on Talent Ka Maha Utsav IG handle @tmahautsav 
The 16th Edition of #BNHAF Awards and Festival will be held in February 2024 in a hybrid-format edition; while 17th Edition in April-May 2024 will be held in the USA and France in physical format.