Devoid of an Academy award even after being shortlisted,
Sohan Roys DAMM 999 has been nominated for Chinas
Golden Rooster Awards, said to be the countrys
answer to the Academy Awards.
the nomination, DAM 999 becomes the first film
from India to have qualified for the award.
999 was officially suggested to the festival committee
by famous Israelian Director Dan Wolman, the eminent
Jury of numerous International film festivals.
Roy, I was a little apprehensive. I would like
to thank Director Dan Wolman and the Festival committee
for this surprise."
DAM 999 was featured under the categories of
'Best Picture, 'Original Score' and 'Original Soundtrack'
at the Academy Awards. The films screenplay
was also added to the permanent core collection in
the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
& Sciences before it released in 2011.
999 is a tribute to the 1975 Banqiao Dam disaster
in China that claimed 250,000 lives.