This Bangalore based girl, Anisha Acharya has won Oscar in the student category for the film editing of a Narrative short ‘Day One.’ The 25 M long film was directed by Henry Hughes and Produced by Michael Steiner. ‘Day One’ tells a story of an Afghan-American woman who joined in US military as an interpreter. She was deployed to Afghanistan. On her first day of job, her unit, search out the remote house of a bomb-maker. When the bomb-makers wife goes into the labor, the interpreter must go beyond to take care of the child. The film is based on a real-time incident witnessed by the filmmaker Henry.
Anisha, (30) edited this film on the part of her AFI thesis. Her previous film ‘Vlado’ (2014), was premiered as the Dances with Film Festival in 2005. She also had been the part of two other AFI’s short films –Bug (2013) and Salvation (2013)
Anisha was originally from Bangalore, Karnataka. She did schooling at the Sri Aurobindo Memorial School and finished the graduation in Product Design from the NIFT, Bangalore.
In a statement to Filmmakers Fans, Anisha Acharya says:-
Prior to the winning ‘Student Oscar Gold Award’, the film also won awards from the leading film festivals Such as BAFTA, Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, Stony Brook Film Festival, Oxford Film festival and Dublin International Film Festival.
Congratulations To the whole team on Their Marvelous Victory.
Watch ‘Day One’ Trailer
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