GUWAHATI, May 7 � A documentary titled Assam Bamboo Crafts by NPS International School has bagged the Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography awards in the School Students section at the 5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2015.
Authorities of the school, while addressing a press conference today, said that the NPS is the only school in the entire Northeast to have won this prestigious award.
It needs to be mentioned here that the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival is a non-commercial event and India�s only independent film festival with a mission to celebrate cinema and work of aspiring, young, independent and professional filmmakers.
This year, entries under different sections came from countries like Canada, Australia, Singapore, Finland, Germany, USA and UK.
Around eight films were nominated for awards from the official entry of around 36 schools in the School Students� Film section. The director and cameraperson of the film is Nikita Basumatary, the scriptwriter and narrator is Aakaanksha Das and the editor is Parishma Saikia. These students made the film under the guidance of the school authorities and their teachers.
Now the team is eager to screen their documentary on various platforms so that people become aware about the resources of the State.
A few other schools that won the awards for various other categories along with NPS included Sai International School (Orissa), Navrachana International School (Vadodara), Mayo College (Ajmer), Greenwood Public School (Gwalior), Indraprastha International School (Delhi) and Salwan Public School (Delhi).
Earlier, the students of NPS had participated in the 8th International Chinh India Kids Film Festival, 2014. The documentary presented by the students Same Same But Different (a documentary on discrimination against the people of the Northeast India) stood out as one of the top five movies. The documentary will be screened at the Giffoni International Film Festival to be held in Italy from July 18 next.