Shot Boot 3, a Children’s film in Tamil directed by Arunachalam Vaidyanathan featuring Sneha, Venkat Prabhu, Yogibabu, Sivangi along with 4 Children and a Golden Retriever Dog has won the Best Feature film award at the ICAFF (International Companion Animal Film Festival) held at the South Korean Capital city Seoul on October 7th and 8th.*
This is a Film festival held exclusively for films featuring Pet animals. The music is composed by Veena Maestro Rajesh Vaidya, Cinematography by Sudarshan Srinivasan, Art Direction by K. Arusamy and Editing by Barath Vikraman. The screen play is by Anand Raghav and Arunachalam Vaidyanathan.
Arunachalam Vaidyanathan, the Director and Producer of the film, accepted the Certificate and the Cash prize. Dr. Bhaskaran, Secretary of the Korean Tamil Sangam participated in the event and wished the Director and provided all the help.
After the award ceremony, the Film was screened for the audience. The people who watched the film appreciated the movie and expressed that the film portraying the bondage between the Children and the dog was heart warming. The festival has been ongoing since 2016, and this is the first Indian film to win the top prize in this festival since its inception.
Arunachalam Vaidyanathan said that he is immensely satisfied that his film has appealed to the Korean people transcending the divisions of Country and language. He expressed that the warm reception that he and his film received from Korean audience reflected the theme of the movie that talks about ‘Universal Love’
The applications for the entries from Film makers around the world were invited in July 2022 and the committee announced the results in September 2022. A jury comprising eminent Korean directors like Koo Sang Beom, Lim Chang Jae, Lee Kwi Deok selected this movie from among the many films that were screen at the festival.
As part of his visit to Korea, the Director Arunachalam Vaidyanathan met Dr Bhaskaran his Excellency Mr. Amit Kumar, honorable Ambassador of India to Korea and his Excellency Mr. Surindhar Bakt Deputy Ambassador of India to Korea and Dr Sonu Trivedi, Secretary of Cultural Department.
In the meeting they discussed about the encouraging scenario of a mutual liking for the Tamil and the Korean films among the audience of both the countries and discussed the possibility of promoting Tamil and other Indian films as commercial ventures among the Korean audience.
Dr. Sonu Trivedi, expressed his willingness to do all that is possible to help reach good films like Shot Boot 3 to the Korean public. Director Arunachalam Vaidyanathan would be the first Indian Director to visit the Indian Embassy in Seoul and participate in such discussions with the Indian Ambassador and other officials at the Embassy.
Dr. S. Rama Sundaram the Head of the Korean Tamil sangam along with PRO Ms. Shanthi Prince, Mr. Prabhakaran, Secretary Mr. Padmanabhan, and senior members Mr. Saravanan, Ms. Shobha, Mr. Gopi and Ms. Divya has arranged for this meeting between the Director and the Embassy officials.
Director Arunachalam Vaidyanathan expressed his gratitude to the Korean Tamil sangam officials for enabling the meeting. He also thanked Mr. Bhaskaran and Dr. S. Rama Sundaram.
The Film Director also thanked the President of Tokyo Tamil Sangam. Mr. Hari, Director Seenu Ramaswamy. M.S. Raju and Mr. Balu back in Tamil Nadu for nurturing and expanding the relationship between the Tamil Film Industry and the Korea Tamil Sangam.
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