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City students’ short film to be screened in Germany, Mumbai fest

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Guwahati, December 12: Following its screening at the prestigious 2nd tiol Children’s Film Festival, 2016 in Jaipur, Hope, a short film prepared by the students of NPS Intertiol School, Guwahati on two of their differently-abled colleagues, has been selected for screening at Sunlight Intertiol Film Festival, Germany.

The film has also been selected for screening at the 5th Mumbai Shorts Intertiol Film Festival-16. The film festival will be held on December 21, 2016 in Mumbai.

In a communiqué issued by Mr Andrei Mikhailov, Festival Director of Sunlight Intertiol Film Festival, Germany to Mr JN Das, Founder and Chairman of NPS Intertiol School, Guwahati, Mr Mikhailov said that Hope is one of the 15 best short films, out of 1,000 total entries received, which will be screened in Moscow, Russia on July 7, 8, 2017.

“The films will be screened at the 35 mm cinema theatre in Moscow. The Sunlight Intertiol Film Festival will showcase at least 10 feature films and 15 short films. Out of the official selections, an intertiol jury will select one winner in each category. The festivities will culmite in the announcement of the winners of the 2017 SIFF at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 8th. Best Film will receive the SIFF Trophy,” Mr Mikhailov said.

Earlier, Hope was screened in Jaipur City from November 14 -16, 2016. In a bid to expand the market for children’s film and encourage talent in the country, Children’s Film Society India (CFSI), under Government of India, had announced the launch of a three-day tiol Children’s Film Festival (NCFF) for the first time ever in 2014 in New Delhi.

Sunlight Intertiol Film Festival shows an amazing mix of short and feature length films, the best independent films on the festival circuit, before they come to cinema. “We screen films from all over the world and honoring emerging filmmakers from every age, religious, ethnic and cultural perspective. Our mission is to bring worthy filmmakers to a wider attention, and to provide a platform for appreciative and informed discussion of their work,” Mr Mikhailov added.

Hope is a story on how the magement of NPS Intertiol School, Guwahati maged to bring laugh to two differently-abled students, Amit and Madhurjya, and their family members as both of them cleared their CBSE Class XII Examitions, 2016 with flying colours. Amit secured 93.2 % marks in Humanities in the examition. Madhurjya also successfully cleared the JEE-Mains 2016 examition.

As part of its Social Responsibility, one of their five Core Values, NPS Intertiol School, Guwahati adopted both Amit Saikia and Madhurjya Kashyap till Class XII. Amit, who wants to be an IAS Officer, is physically dysfunctiol and needed other’s help to survive and Madhurjya, who wants to be an Engineer, is deaf and dumb. He can do leap reading only.

“Amit is suffering from a disease in which muscles of the body get weaker and weaker and may slowly stop working and there is no treatment of this disease till now. The patient has to do some therapy like speech therapy, physical therapy respiratory therapy etc., for his survival,” said father of Amit, Mr Khairul Haque Saikia. A prominent face among the science stream students of the school, Madhurjya, since he can’t hear and speak, does Lip Reading of teachers while attending the classes.

Meanwhile, Mr JN Das, Founder and Chairman of NPS Intertiol School, Guwahati has lauded the effort of the students while making Hope.

Directed by Aakaansha Das, shaat (Class X), Sanja Das and Sukanya Das (both from Class IX), the script of the film was written by Sanja Das, Bhairavi (Class XI) and Mayank Joshi (Class XI). The Camera for the film was handled by Arb Sarkar (Class XI), Aftabur Rehman (Class XI), Subham (Class IX), Ashirbad (Class IX) and Jafri (Class IX). Aakaansha Das rendered the Voice Over of the film. The Editing part of the film was carried out by Nikita Khan (Class XI), Cheanchi Marak (Class XI), Darsha Das (Class XI), Ayaz (Class VIII), Himakshi (Class X), Lenisa (Class XI), thalu (Class XI) and Priyankar (Class XI).

Director of the film, Aakaansha Das, has also expressed satisfaction over the performance of the crew members of the film. “We are really happy that Hope has been selected to be screened in the prestigious film festival. This is just the beginning. We are very much optimistic that Hope will definitely bring good news in various intertiol film festivals in days to come,” she added.

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