Bhubaneswar: As the world is celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, SPARSH – a production house of Odisha, organised the 3rd edition of short film festival – IGNITE with the theme ‘Values of Gandhi’.
The award giving ceremony was held on Wednesday at Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ltd here.
Sheikh Gulzar Husain, a young filmmaker dominated the evening by winning the Best Film award for the movie ‘In Memory of Bapu’ and prize money of Rs 20,000. Sangram Keshari, another young filmmaker bagged the 1st runners up award for the film ‘Gandhi AauNahaanti’ and prize money of Rs 10,000.
The movie ‘SwachhaSankalpa’ by Gyanaranjan Sathua won the 2nd runners up award and prize money of Rs 10,000.
The jury of IGNITE 2020 included renowned journalists Sampad Mahapatra and Sandeep Sahu and the young and National Award winner filmmaker Amartya Bhattacharya.
IGNITE Film Festival 2020 invited films made on the philosophies of Gandhiji. Films from participants made on any values of Mahatma Gandhi which will make people aware and conscious about the fact that Gandhiji can still exist in our life.