Embassy of India
Indian Film-"Leeches" wins the highest Grand Prix International Award at the "Brussels Short Film Festival"
Indian film-"Leeches" directed by Ms. PayalSethi has been the proud and coveted winner of the highest Grand Prix International Award at the recently concluded prestigious "Brussels Short Film festival 2016". The Grand Prix International Award,conferred jointlyby the Regional Governments of Brussels and Wallonia(FédérationWallonie-Bruxelles Promotion de Bruxelles), is one of the most coveted awards in the film making sector of Belgium.
Through "Leeches", Ms. Payal Seth, the Director of the Film, depicts several challenges relating to marriage in an Indian society that sought to evoke interesting intellectual debate on an important societal issue confronting the developing countries at large. The film was screened as part of 300 other short films and 58 other movies from 26 countries(including Belgium) under the "Competition" category.