Village Rockstars the Swarna Kamal winning Assamese film of Rima Das that was adjudged the ‘Best Feature Film’ at the 65th National Film Awards in India, was also feted with the ‘Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature’ at the 2018 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

The 16th edition of IFFLA concluded on April 15 with a red carpet and gala that featured the Los Angeles premiere and official Hollywood Foreign Press Association screening of Village Rockstars.

While presenting the award, the narrative jury stated, This film explores gender expectations in a gentle manner. It blends beautiful cinematography with naturalistic performances in a fun and uplifting coming-of-age story. Working as a one-woman army, this director created an unforgettable portrait of childhood.