Chandigarh, 23 August, 2014 : As many as thousand spectators arrived today to watch back to back shows of six short films screened at PVR, Elante Mall, scripted, directed and produced by students from various tricity schools who are a part of Young Filmmakers Academy run People Purple Labs in association with St Kabir Public School, Chandigarh. The short films, Best Super Hero, National Anthem, One Day in the life of Krishna, Friendship, Beti and Niptara attracted people from all walks of life and of all age groups. From friendship and finding the meaning of National Anthem, to talking about social issues and celebrating the girl child, the films highlighted it all. The students of five participating schools namely, Vivek High School, St Joseph’s School, Strawberry School, St Kabir Public School and Saupin’s school were awarded under the category of Thinkers, Initiators, Visualizers, Observers, Performers, Team players Leaders and St Kabir’s award. The Film of the year award was given to the movie, Beti , which captures inspiring stories of three passionate girls from Mauli Jagran Government School who want to grow up and serve the nation as officers. The Best Superhero bagged the Idea of the year award for its concept which tackles with the secret power of making this world a happier place.
“It feels like a mission accomplished for us. We have today achieved what we intended five months back when we started this academy , stated , Mr Gurpreet Singh Bakshi , Administrator , St Kabir Public School . “We wanted the students to learn, open up, and enjoy and we wanted to give this opportunity to all the tricity students, therefore the academy was open to all. Second was the agenda of affordable and equal opportunity to learn for one and all, therefore under our CSR work, we adopted Mauli Jagran School students to provide them free classes of movie making. Today after watching the movies, I feel proud and satisfied to see students grow much confident, disciplined and positive”.
Aryan, Anav, Karmanye, Soham were facilitated with the award of thinkers; Riya G., Krishnam, Anjali, Ayan with the awards of initiators; Shivain,Devang and Montek withn the awards of visualizers, Inayat, Riya and Tanvir with the awards of observers; Bheeni,Lakshita,Prerna and Sabreena with the awards of Performers ; Shubham, Jasleen, Arjun ,Ameya as team players ; Keshav, Pihu, Udbhav and Chetanya were facilitated with leader’s award. Jagjeet and Renuka were awarded the special St Kabir’s Award.
The opening ceremony was attended by various heads of educational institutions, art and culture institutions.