Bhubaneswar: Bringing glory to Odisha, not one or two, but four short-films from the State have bagged national awards.
Short-film ‘Dove’s Tale’ by Ambuja Satpathy received first prize in the five-minute category whereas Snehashis Das’s ‘We Can Walk Together’ got first prize in the one-minute category.
‘Patience’ by Trinath Prasad Acharya got special mention in the one-minute category and Santosh Kumar Panda’s ‘The Helping Hand’ got second prize in the three-minute category. Spinning a web of hope, all these short-films demonstrate a positive approach towards disability and differently-abled persons.
Aaina, a leading NGO working towards the empowerment of disabled persons felicitated the award-winning film-makers on the occasion of Hellen Keller’s death anniversary on June 1.
Akin concept wise, all these films based on disability issue depict different aspects of the differently-abled people.
These short films participated in the documentary and short-film competition in October, 2011, during the ‘We Can’ film festival organised jointly by ‘Aaina’ and ‘Brotherhood Foundation’ in Bhubaneswar.
Impressed with the films, Satish Kapoor from Brotherhood Foundation insisted to take the movies to national level.
Present on the occasion, all the four film-makers shared their experiences of making their respective short films.
Eminent personalities form film and theatre fraternity and social activists including Sarat Pujari, Anant Mohapatra, Samir Ghosh were present at the felicitation ceremony to congratulate the four film- makers on their achievement.