New Delhi: Sandhya Daisy Sundaram’s short documentary 'Love. Love. Love.' has won The Silver Hugo Award for Best Short Documentary at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival 2014. The 50th edition of the prestigious festival takes place from October 09 to 23, 2014. Hosted by Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Fox News Chicago entertainment reporter and film critic Bill Zwecker, the awards ceremony was held Friday, October 17 at 9 pm and hosted by The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower (20 E. Chestnut St.).
Also, this award qualifies 'Love. Love. Love.' for the Academy Awards - Documentary Short Subject 2016. This is the 8th International award the film has received. Notably among which earlier this year, the movie was awarded a Special Jury Award for Non-Fiction at the Sundance Film Festival 2014.
Set against the breathtaking Russian Winter landscape, 'Love. Love. Love.' is an experimental documentary about a universal Russian woman and her big love. This film is based on stereotypes of Russian women and was made as a part of Cinetrain 2013 - The Russian Winter Project 2013.
Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Mahkmalbaf whose film 'The President' received the Gold Hugo for Best Film in the ceremony, while actor Michael Keaton received the Founder's Award for his performance in 'Birdman'.