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Indian female director wins first award at Birmingham Indian Film Festival

Indian filmmaker Rohena Gera has won the Audience Award at the Birmingham Indian Film Festival (BIFF) in the UK for her critically-acclaimed debut feature film "Sir".


Gera, has also penned the Mumbai-set film set, which revolves around a romance across class divide.
The film, starring Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber, was voted the favourite among audiences at the annual gala.


It was the fifth edition of BIFF. The BIFF opened with filmmaker Anubhav Sinha's hard-hitting social thriller "Article 15" and concluded earlier this week with a sold-out screening of Ritesh Batra's "Photograph".

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