Two films represented by Cinestaan International Sales win top honors at NYIFF

Two films represented by Cinestaan International Sales win top honors at NYIFF


Hotel Salvation awarded Best Film

Konkana Sen Sharma wins the Best Director award for A Death In The Gunj

New York, NYIFF 2017 (New York Indian Film Festival) awards ‘’Hotel Salvation as the best film and Konkona Sen Sharma as best director for her directorial debut for the film ‘A Death In The Gunj’.Both films represented internationally by C International Sales, have gained a lot of coverage and traction across all international film festivals and these two awards are testimony to their brilliance.

A Death In The Gunj, starring KalkiKoechlin and Vikrant Massey, and directed by actor Konkana Sen Sharma, is a coming of age story, about a shy student Shyamal Chatterjee. He uses a family road trip to McCluskiegunj, an old Anglo-Indian town, as an escape from his failed semester. The film is produced by Udta Punjab director Abhishek Chaubey and also stars RanvirShorey, Neeraja fame actor Jim Sarbh and GulshanDevaiah in pivotal roles. The film making its way to international film festivals, was premiered at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2016) and Busan International Film Festival.

Hotel Salvation, featuring Adil Hussain, LalitBehl, GeetanjaliKulkarni and Palomi Ghosh is ShubhashishBhutiani’s first directorial film. In the film, Rajiv, played by Adil Hussain is faced with his father’s bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation. The film has won the CICT-UNESCO Award at the Venice Film Festival, and two National Film Award special mentions, for the film, as well as for actor Adil Hussain.The film has also travelled to the Busan International Film Festival, and  several other film festivals across the world.

Wining atNYIFF is a proud moment for the team of both films as The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) is the oldest, most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Indian subcontinent in the Independent, art house, alternate and diaspora genres.

“We are thrilled that both these films have been recognized and awarded at the prestigious NYIFF  andvery proud to be representing these 2 wonderful films and bringing them to the International audiences.”says , Marina Fuentes, Director – International Sales & Acquisitions, C International Sales.


C International Sales is a UK based global company specializing in the sales and distribution of Extraordinary films with and Indian connect. Overseen by sales veteran Marina Fuentes, C International Sales champions both Indian and International films seeking global audiences. With offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and London, the sales team have experience premiering and launching films at major festivals and markets, executing successful award campaigns and brokering multi territory theatrical, TV, satellite and digital deals. C International Sales has the capacity to board a project in its infancy and can ensure the film is monetized at each stage.
C International Sales is the Sales & Distribution arm of Cinestaan Film Company (CFC), a boutique Film Studio committed to championing stories that resonate with both Indian and global audiences. More details at


Cinestaan Film Company (CFC), is a boutique Film Studio committed to championing stories that resonate with both Indian and global audiences. By building a formidable international brand for Indian filmmakers, CFC strives to nurture and continue India’s rich cinematic legacy, supporting both national and international cinemas. Releasing next is Saif Ali Khan starrer “Kaalakaandi” written and directed by Akshat Verma, who also wrote ‘Delhi Belly’. A 50-50 Co-production with IFC and a 50-50 Co-production with Film London, ‘The Hungry’, is also under production. Cinestaan has also appointed Sales Agent Marina Fuentes as Director International Sales to head C International Sales which would help sell films within non-diaspora territories.