The short films made by techies which were selected for various awards at the Qisa film festival held at Technopark will be screened on Thursday at the Open Air Theatre in the park. On the occasion, director-actor-singer Vineeth Sreenivasan will distribute the awards.
The film festival was organised by Prathidhwani - a socio cultural organisation of Technopark employees - last week. Twenty-seven movies made by techies of Technopark dealing with many subjects, including social, environmental, emotional and lifestyle issues, vied for the awards.
The jury was chaired by film critic M F Thomas with Vinu Abraham and Sulochana Ram Mohan as members. ‘Farewell at Gate no: 6’, a comedy set on the IT premises directed by Suraj Fasiluddin of Allianz Cornhill, bagged the prize for best film.
The second best film prize went to ‘A Braille Letter’ directed by Manu S Kumar of UST Global. Mohammad Sohal (NeST) was selected as the best director for the film ‘Ulkka’, a witty take.
Awards for best scriptwriter and best actor went to Jophin Varghese and Karthik Ravikumar (both UST Global) for the film ‘Thirakalil Olippicha Manaltharikal.’ ‘Celebrations’, a sarcastic take by Anu Suhas of Ariva Med Data Infotech, received special jury mention.
The jury members will also take part in the award distribution ceremony, during which ‘Liberators’, produced by Prathidhwani and dealing with the transportation issue, will be screened.