Kutty Award for the Best Debut Film
at the 13th International Film Festival of Kerala
Manjadikurru (Lucky Red Seeds ) Directed by Anjali
has won the Hassan Kutty Award for the Best Debut Film for
holding a mirror to universal issues relating to families
through a specifically regional story, for it's simple and
yet nuanced narrative, it's sensitive and but unsentimental
rendition of the plight of the women and underprivileged;
and it's remarkable direction of children.
The Award instituted by Mira Nair in memory
of her long time associate Hassan Kutty carries a
cash prize of Rs.50,000 and a certificate and an award sculpture.
The Jury consisted of Ms Gonul Colin Donmez and Anne