Hyderabad: Adding another feather to his hat, Telangana’s young director Dulam Satyanarayana, a native of Mancherial district, was awarded the Best Asian Film Award for his work ‘Visit Telangana’ — a promo that was produced by Telangana Toursim Department, at the prestigious International Tourism Film Festival 2018 held in Leiria, Portugal.
The documentary showcasing the pristine natural beauty of Telangana’s hinterland had earlier received several laurels at the international stage. The documentary had also won a trophy of the best tourism film at XIth ART&TUR International Tourism Film Festival held in Portugal in 2016.
Satyanarayana had also received the prestigious United States Department of State’s CCIP Fellowship to study motion picture directing at Scottsdale School of Film and Theatre, Arizona.
Satyanaryana had forayed into filmmaking at the age of 23. His works came to limelight with most-acclaimed short films such as Moushini and Dreadful Fate. Moushini depicts plight of a village that lacked electricity in Sunderbans until 2001 and then uses solar power.
His other projects such as Bonam, Bathukamma, I am Satyabama and Balakka – Dancing with tradition were among the few that depicts rich culture and traditions of Telangana.
Tourism Secretary B Venkatesham received the award along with Dulam Satyanarayana.