Swardham – Special Mention & Best Background Score Award (India)
A Journalist named Teju is been in search of various sensational news to her news channel, fortunately she has been suggested by her brother to take an interview with a set of people who seems to be friends and family of a character named SURYA and this project was named as “LAD”’ Surya has a joyful and an enthusiastic life. He played a very important role in his friends lives. Surya has a best friend name chinna , who is a national cricket player met with a major kidney failure which led him to a sudden death. This incident had made surya to go into trauma and he started researching about organ donation. While in his research he had found many myths about organ donation and now story runs how he dealt with it, and what is the relation between teju’s brother and surya! Finally teju found the meaning of “LAD…?”.
Indian Short Film Category
OH FISH – Best Film, Best Women Director & Best Actor Award For " Dheekshith Shetty"
OH FISH is a slice of life, feel good film shot during the lockdown. The story is about Harshita and Abhi –young, urban millenials living by themselves in the city and stuck at home during the lockdown. Their paths cross because of a delivery app mix up. Will these two lonely people connect and meet each other or no? This forms the crux of the story. The idea is to bring a happy smile on your face during these crazy times of the pandemic.