Bhubaneswar: In a pride moment, a short film based on lockdown titled ‘Abhilash’ has received an International Award at the ‘Bengal Lockdown online film Festival’ in the Best Social Message Film Category.
The International film festival organised under the supervision of organiser Subhamapurva witnessed contest from around 135 films from around the world. Of these only 50 titles from 20 countries were officially nominated.
‘Abhilash’ emerged among the top six winners leaving behind the US and Australia.
The short film has been directed by Guru Krishna Chandra Sahu. It was shot in and around Hinjilikatu area if Berhampur, under Ganjam district, Odisha.
He said, ” This film ‘Abhilash’ is based on the government’s message to save lives by staying at homes. The motive of the film is to show people without any facilities or equipment are making their lives safe.”
“The Government has introduced a lot of measures of sanitisation and social distancing.. but people with fewer facilities… how they are fighting against COVID-19 by staying safe without any of the facilities… that is the message which has been shown in the film.”