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