In 1971, “The Climb” a mere minute long short film from India bagged the Silver Hugo Award, Chicago Film Festival catapulting its obscure debutant film-maker Bhimsain into limelight. A veteran of avant-garde parallel cinema, Bhimsain has 16 President’s National Awards in his belt.

He is also the director and producer of path-breaking feature films like Gharaonda (5 Filmfare awards + 60 assorted awards) and Dooriyan (Filmfare critics’ award for Best Feature). He has been awarded ‘Legend of Animation’ at the Animation Masters Summit, Trivandrum and ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ by FICCI- Frames and Arena Aptech to name a few.