Four Odia Short Film-makers have recently bagged awards at the 9th National We Care Film Festival for their innovative work in presenting disability issues.
Snehashis Das won the first prize in the one minute film category with “If we can walk together”. In the same category.
Another filmmaker Trinath Prasad Acharya won a special mention for his movie “Patience”.
In the category of up to five minutes, the short documentary of Ambuja Satapathy, “Doves Tale” won the first prize that carried the message that people with disability too have sexual needs.
Santosh Panda, a government employee but a passionate documentary filmmaker, bagged the second prize in the same category.
Organiser of the festival Satish Kapoor said there were 46 entries from all over the country of which 16 movies were awarded, including four from Odisha. “Odia film-makers have presented unique perspectives from the life of differently-abled people. We plan to screen these films at a festival in Bhubaneswar shortly,” he said.