Filmmaker Sekhar Kammula has been selected as a six-member directors delegation by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) to represent Indian cinema at the Cannes Film Festival to be held from May 11 to May 22. This is the first time that a Telugu director has been selected to represent Indian cinema at the prestigious film fest.
Sekhar, who made trend-setting films like Anand, Godavari, Happy Days and Leader, is a part of the directors delegation that include Anurag Kashyap, Anusha Rizvi, Dibakar Banerjee, Lakshmikant Shetgaonkar and Haobam Paban Kumar, a documentary filmmaker from Manipur.
The filmmaker is happy that his work has been recognised. He is leaving for Cannes this evening (May 12).
Story first published: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 15:45 [IST]