Lucknow Girls make India Proud, Bring Home the Trophy from Macao.

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Lucknow Girls make India Proud, Bring Home the Trophy from Macao

Mumbai: Moment of India’s pride, two Indian sisters and co-writers, Ilashree Goswami and Manassvi

Nirupma, from small town, Lucknow, make India win the first prize at Cinefantasy International Short

Film Screenwriting Competition organized by UNESCO at Macau, China. The first prize was awarded by

Maria Helena the Minister of Tourism in Macau, to the talented sisters for their short film – ‘Legacy of

Dreams’. 2016 is a year for Indian women who brought great pride and victory for India not only

winning in sports at Olympics, but also in fields of Cinema and Creativity.

There were around 168 valid submissions from 44 countries. And just one script from India fighting

against fate. It was a slow walk, they got selected in the first 60. And eventually their script made it to the

top six finalists, their being the only one from India. Soon they were invited to Macao and participate in

the International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) to compete against other five finalists from

China, Belgium, Canada, USA and Thailand from December 8, 2016 to December 13, 2016, for the big

awards on a global scale.

Totally clueless at what lay ahead, they landed in a foreign land of Macao, with dream filled eyes and

hopeful hearts for India’s victory. On 10th December, these young writers stood up in a special public

session in Macau Tourism Center, presenting their works and narrating their dream. Amidst the closing

ceremony of the IFFAM on 13th December, the final results of the competition were announced and their

dream came true as they heard India winning the first prize followed with their names as winners in the

press conference at MGM Macau for their script ‘Legacy of Dreams’.

‘Legacy of Dreams’ tells the tale of Sonica whose monotonous life gets a sudden jerk when she gets an

anonymous call from a Dream Bank. It’s not any ordinary bank but a bank where people credit their

dreams. Though being enchanted with the Dream Bank and the history of her own colourful dreams,

Sonica finds it difficult to dream again as she has lost her Dream password.

About Ilashree Goswami and Manassvi Nirupma Goswami,

While Ilashree is a Regular Member with Screenwriters Association of India, Her articles have been

published in Hindustan Times, Lucknow. Later she moved to Mumbai and started writing for various TV

soaps like Gutur Gu on SAB TV and also wrote Dialogues for Shortcut Romeo in 2013, amongst many

other films which never saw the light of Box Office. She has also written a satirical short film on Indian

female writers in Bollywood with Humara Movie called, ‘Bless You Bollywood’. She is also an Intuitive

Tarot Reader and Painter.

Manassvi is an Actor, Director and Writer, whose latest short film, Blues was screened in NFDC, Goa,

2016. She is a trained actor from Barry John’s Acting Studio and has acted in various South movies

including Pattam Pole and Sura. She has also walked ramps for brands like Spykar and Lee, and has

appeared in various TV ads.mk2

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