Moodbidri, Dec 29: “We have to co-exist with nature instead of competing with it. Changing our mindset is need of the hour,” said Dr Kurian, Principal, Alva’s College, Moodbidri.
He was speaking at Alva’s Cine Award, the prize distribution ceremony for national level short film competition which held at Kuvempu Auditorium on December 29, 2020.
He said the real heroes among common men should be recognized instead of glorifying the heroes on the screen. “We should not imitate what we see in the film. Cinema can be a part of life, it is not life,” he said lamenting that the real farmers did not get people’s adulation, and admiration in line with the actors who enact the farmers’ role on the screen.
He also said life has moved over ever since the lockdown has been declared in the month of March but we too have to move on with so much of positivity.
Prasad Shetty, the coordinator of the department welcomed the gathering. Karthik Krishna Raiker compered the programme. Balakrishna Shetty, Administrative officer, Reshma, the co-ordinator, BA (Journalism), Alva’s College, Alva’s College and Ashok K. G., the Co-ordinator, Alva’s Commerce Professional, Alva’s College, Moodubidire were present on the occasion.
Dr Srinivas Hodeyala, Associate Professor proposed a vote of thanks.
Sharadakka, a fisherwoman from Udupi, who helped the less privileged by distributing the rice using her saving during lockdown was felicitated on the occasion for her selfless service.
National level short film competition
The theme of the competition was Covid positivity. The competition was organized in order to raise awareness on spreading positivity during the times of distress caused by Corona pandemic. There were more than 50 entries from across India for the competition.
‘Parithyakthe’ short film directed by Sushanth Mungravalli won the first prize whereas ‘Usiru’ directed by Ashok Poojary Sanoor won the second prize. Bhujangana Kathe won the best direction award, Savi won the Best Editing award, Kaadu Manushya won Best Cinematography, Best Actor award was shared by Pandemic Paaru and Spatika
TOP 10 nominated movies
Pandemic Paaru, Savi, Sagutide Varthamana, Kaadumanushya, Bhujangana Kathe, Nammakul, Lockdown, Quarantine Kannada Meshtru, Consultancy Fee, and Spatika.