Rima Das’s Assamese film Village Rockstars, which was named Best Feature film at the 65th National film Award’s is the official entry for the 2019 Oscars, in the Best Foreign language film category. Village Rockstars beat 27 other contenders.
Rima Das is the writer, director, cinematographer, editor and producer, of Village Rockstars. The film was premiered at the Toronto International film festival 2017.
The film tells about the story of 10 year old Dhunu, a young girl from a remote village in Assam, who dreams of owing a guitar and forming a Rock band despite the abysmal financial situation at home.
The film has travelled to more than 70 film festivals around the world. At the 65th National film awards earlier this also won for awards for Best feature, Best editing, Best Location, Sound Recording and Best Child Artist.
Village Rockstars theatrical release in India at 28 September 2018 .