Highway Nights by Prakash Jha wins at the Best of India Short Film Festival and qualifies for Oscars 2023

Published on Oct 15, 2021 06:09 PM IST  |  212.2K
   
Highway Nights by Prakash Jha wins at the Best of India Short Film Festival and qualifies for Oscars 2023
Highway Nights by Prakash Jha wins at the Best of India Short Film Festival and qualifies for Oscars 2023
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Prakash Jha, a National Award-winning filmmaker and actor, earned the top jury prize for his short film "Highway Nights" at the Best of India Short Film Festival 2021. The film will be nominated for an Academy Award in 2023.

The film produced Akhilesh Choudhary along with Shubham Singh, will have a theatrical release in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA and will qualify for the 2023 Oscar consideration. The film also gets eligibility for a television broadcast deal on ShortsTV.

Talking on the occasion, Prakash said, "I am elated to hear the news and I congratulate the whole team. It's a film with an important message and I hope the film reaches a wider audience with the theatrical, digital and television broadcast all over the world."

'Highway Nights' is a heartwarming story that talks about women's abuse. The film is about an aging, overworked lorry driver who gives a lift to a young, chatty sex worker one night and how they develop a bond over a small journey of few hours.

The female character is played by Mazel Vyas.

"It is my first short film and to receive such acclaim is heartening. I am thankful to Prakash ji to have agreed to act in our film. It's a moving story that people all over the world can relate to," added director Shubham Singh.

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