Shanker Raman, a choreographer-turned-writer-turned-director, one of the winners of the Grand Open Doors for his script The Trapper's Snare here, feels this is the best phase for Indian film writers. He also believes that the Indian audience is open to a "different kind" of cinema.
"It feels fantastic to win the award. I'm delighted. What I'm going to take away from here is the experience of having met 11 other filmmakers from India, an incredible lot who have incredibly inspiring and courageous scripts and ideas," Mumbai-based Raman told us.
He won the award and the prize money of 30,000 CHF (over $40,000) at the 64th Locarno International Film Festival. His yet-to-be-shot movie "The Trapper's Snare" is set during the peak of civil war in Sri Lanka in the mid-1990s, and the fact that he received accolades for it, justifies that Indian cinematic writing is coming of age.
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