Murga: Winner of First Prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Important (Download PDF)

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Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF).Directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra.Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu honored Katyayan with award, certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees.

  • Three films were awarded in Second Best Category each with a cash prize INR 5 Lakhs and Six films in Third Best Category were awarded each with a cash prize of INR 2 Lakhs.
  • The Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival was organized in support of the Swachh Bharat mission

Key Facts

  • On behalf of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) organized the SBSFF.
  • Based on the cinematic presentation of short films of 3 minutes propagating the idea of Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • Around 4,346 aspirant sent their entries in more than 20 languages from across the country- Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, Gujarat and Maharashtra
  • Even teenagers and children below 10 years participated in SBSFF.
  • The SBSFF was attended by the famous filmmakers- Shoojit Sircar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Ramesh Sippy, Prasoon Pandey, and Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi.

About NFDC (National Film Development Corporation)

  • The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) is a Mumbai based central agency.
  • Founded in 1975 to promote high quality Indian cinema.
  • Functions in film financing, production, and distribution under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
  • The NFDC plans, encourages and organizes events for integrated and efficient development of Indian film industry and encourages delivery of quality films.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017

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