Short films by Kashmir’s media students bag awards at International Film Festival
Post by on Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Srinagar, June 20: Two short films produced by the Department of Media Studies, Government Degree College, Baramulla were adjudged the best films in the recently concluded Sarhad J&K International Film Festival in Pune.
According to a statement, 'Schizophrenia' and 'KhatayAngoor' , the short films produced by students of the Media Studies Department, bagged the first and runner-up awards respectively beating around 70 entries from different states.
The film festival was organized by JAKIFF, a brainchild of NGO 'Sarhad', at Pune, Maharashtra from June 11 to 15.
'Schizophrenia', directed by Nayeem Mir, a 4th semester student of the Media Studies Department, aims to portray the effects of Schizophrenia experienced by the victims of this disorder. 'KhatayAngoor' was directed by Ubaid Zarger, an alumnus of the department.
“The Department of Media Studies provides the platform and training to its students for making such award-winning films. We ensure that students are acquainted with on-the-ground training so that they are industry-ready as soon as they finish their degrees," said Dr. Danish Nabi, Head Department of Media studies, GDC Baramulla.
The awards, Danish said, will encourage the students to work harder while further fuelling their zeal for creative work.