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Which movie has been crowned Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards?

A. Bohemian Rhapsody
B. The Favourite
C. Green Book
D. Roma

Answer: Option C


An American biographical comedy-drama film "Green Book" has won the Best Picture at 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 25th February 2019. Green Book also won best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali and best original screenplay. In it, British actress Olivia Colman won the best actress award for "The Favourite" for her performance as Queen Anne in the period comedy-drama. Rami Malek won the best actor for a biographical film "Bohemian Rhapsody". Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director Oscar for 'Roma', which is an American and Mexican drama. 'Roma' also won Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography category. Pop diva Lady Gaga got the Best Original Song Academy Award for "Shallow" from her feature debut "A Star is Born". Marvel's Black Panther too won 3 Oscars - Best Original Music, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.


Which Indian Short film won 2019 Oscar Award in the category 'Best Short Documentary'?

A. Jai Mata Di
B. Period. End of Sentence.
C. Half Ticket 2
D. Juice

Answer: Option B


India-based 'Period. End of Sentence.' has won the Oscar 2019 for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards.


What is the theme of the Challachitram National Film Festival that is to be held Guwahati on March 1,2019?

A. Our Pride, Our Film
B. Our Heritage, Our Pride
C. Our Film, Our Pride
D. Our Nation, Our Pride

Answer: Option B


Challachitram National Film Festival with the theme 'Our Heritage, Our Pride' will be held here in March, with a special award for entries from the northeastern region. Entries for short films, documentaries and animation films have been invited for both the competitive and non-competitive sections, a press release of 'Challachitram' said on Monday. The deadline for submitting entries is February 15. The three-day film festival will be held here from March 1. Chalachitram is a Guwahati-based organisation working for showcasing the heritage and culture of the northeast to national and international audience through films.


Which of the following short film won the best short documentary award at Asia South East Short Film Festival?

A. Sprout
B. Suddenly Last Summer
C. Night Fishing
D. Finding Beauty in Garbage

Answer: Option D


The short film Finding Beauty in Garbage won the best short documentary award at Asia South East Short Film Festival recently held at Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The short documentary is based on issues surrounding mountains of garbage in Dibrugarh town of Assam. The film has also been selected for a screening at the Short and Sweet Film Festival to be held in Utah, U.S.


NFAI and __________ sign MoU to Transfer the land for the construction of storage facility for films and film material.


Answer: Option C


National Film Archive of India (NFAI) and Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for transfer of three acres of land for the construction of storage facility for films and film material. The land belonging to FTII at their Kothrud campus in Pune will be transferred to NFAI for this purpose.