November 4, 2010 (Calcutta Tube) The Japanese Wife, directed by Aparna Sen and distributed in North America by Databazaar Media Ventures has won the best film award at the recently concluded Hidden Gems Film Festival in Calgary, Canada.
The film was awarded the stunning 60,000 year old Amolite Trophy which is the official gemstone of the Province of Alberta.
“We knew that the film (The Japanese Wife ) would do well at the festival, but it was beyond our comprehension that 92% would vote in favor of this film,” stated Oney Seal, Chairman Databazaar Media Ventures.
The Hidden Gems Festival normally has a distinguished jury which selects the movie. This year the audience was asked to vote.
Festival Director Niru Bhatia hailed the film as a “love poem on celluloid.” “Taj Mahal is known as the love poem in marbles, if you want to see a love poem on celluloid, see Aparna Sen’s The Japanese wife.” She added.
“We are very proud to be a part of The Japanese Wife and it is and will always remain as one of Saregama finest films. Aparna Sen is one of India’s most talented Director and most deserving of the Amolite Trophy” said Apurv Nagpal of Sa Re Ga Ma Films, producers of this film.
About Databazaar Media Ventures
DMV acts as an exclusive gateway for Bengali films to North America, combining the latest in digital technologies with the best in traditional methods in a new, fusion distribution model that will maximize North American film revenues. We are the missing link that ensures the most effective marketing of your modern Bengali films. Once selected by our Film Review Board, our exclusive partner agreements ensure that your film will reach over 19,000 online and retail stores across the US and Canada including major chains such as Best Buy, Target, Fry’s Electronics, Blockbuster, Netflix, Amazon and Wal-Mart, along with, theatrical releases in certain demographics.
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Databazaar Media Ventures is a part of the US-headquartered Databazaar Group of companies with businesses in such diverse verticals as ecommerce, technology distribution, software development, outsourcing and entertainment media.