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“Sachin – A Billion Dreams” has won two awards at the recently concluded 11th Tehran International FICTS Festival 2018. “Sachin – A Billion Dreams” won the awards competing against dozens of sports films that were screened over the 4 days of the festival. The Honorary Diploma and Festival Trophy for the Best Director of a Long Documentary went to James Erskine and the Special Award for the Best Film in the Long documentary section went to Ravi Bhagchandka.
The docu-drama was the first to have had a wide theatrical release and the highest box office collections for its genre during its release in India. Commenting on this new milestone for the film, Ravi Bhagchandka, the producer said, “We are humbled that our tribute to the legend of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has received accolades at an international forum. We are glad that the story of Sachin Tendulkar fulfilling the dreams of a billion Indians by winning the cricket World Cup is touching hearts the world over and taking the sport of cricket to new audiences globally. The film will now go to the finale of the festival to be held in Milan, Italy in November 2018.”
The 11th Tehran International FICTS Festival was held from 16th to 18thJanuary, 2018 under the supervision of FICTS in collaboration with the Olympic and Paralympic Committees, the Ministry of Culture, of Sports and Youth, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The feature-length, short and documentaries included films from over 23 countries including Japan, Nigeria, Malaysia, Lebanon, Turkey, South Africa, etc.