Thiruvananthapuram: Dam 999 bagged three awards in the International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture for the Best feature film, Special Jury Award and Best Movie of the Festival. The awards are announced on 8th May 2013 at the Awards Night in Mega Blitz Cinema, Jakarta, Indonesia. Sohan Roy, Director of DAM 999 received the awards in the presence of Minter of Health and Damien Dematra, the Founder of festival.
The International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture, is a largest film awards events in Indonesia to promote films pertaining to environment, health and culture issues. Being a movie which tribute to the 1975 Banqiao Dam disaster in China that claimed 250,000 innocent lives, DAM 999 was handling a very serious issue in the backdrop of a Dam disaster. The relevance of movie in connection with the environment and its peculiarity in making impressed the jury a lot which ended up in opting it for the Best Movie of the Festival. The movie is all about the tale of a 100 year old cracking dam built during colonial rule and revolves around 9 characters and their emotions.
"It is a moment of glory and pride for the entire team and I am very proud to win this award," said Sohan Roy while receiving the award. The movie was screened last night at Blitz Megaplex, Jakarta as a part of festival screening which received a huge round of applauds and appreciations.
Dam 999 was contented for 84th Academy Awards under 3 different categories the Best Original Song, Best Original Score and Best Picture. Soon after this, it was also selected for 21st Golden Rooster Film Festival which is getting popular as Chinese Oscar. The curtain raiser documentary of the movie ‘Dams- the lethal water bombs' has also received more than 25 prestigious festival appearances and awards till the date.