Honor Roll: SVA’s Amitabh Joshi Wins Princess Grace Award

August 10, 2012

Current MFA Social Documentary Film Department student Amitabh Joshi has been named the recipient of an inaugural Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Award by the Princess Grace Foundation, founded 25 years ago by Prince Rainer III of Monaco in honor of his wife, Princess Grace [Kelly]. The award honors films that “identify and support voices that tell authentic and powerful stories from or about underrepresented communities,” and this year recognized filmmakers and films that focus on South Asian and Southeast Asian communities.

In addition to being honored at the Princess Grace Awards Gala on October 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, Joshi will receive funding to complete his thesis film, which focuses on a group of local villagers in Mustang, Nepal.

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