Faridkot youth wins National Movie Award

Faridkot, March 28

Budding talent Prateek Bagi (28) from Faridkot, who is an alumnus of the department of film producing, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, received a national film award in the category of ‘Best film on family values’. He produced a 37-minute short film, ‘Like a Midnight Dream’, as a part of his curriculum during the final year.

The 67th National Film Awards were announced this week. The film is about an upper middle class, urban society family, wherein a mother discovers that she is losing her life to cancer, and at the same time, she chances upon a video on her daughter’s laptop. After seeing the video, the mother faces a dilemma. The film encourages liberal and open conservations between parents and children. The short film was the official selection of the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Prateek is also a recipient of a fellowship in filmmaking from Indiana University, USA. He has worked in multiple national and international projects in the capacity of a producer, executive producer, line producer and production coordinator with companies such as Kinetika (UK), Discovery India Network, Sun Bangla, World Wildlife Fund and Neoteny Studio (Hong Kong). — TNS

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