Sajil Basnet’s short film ‘Bubble’ won one lakh cash prize

Sajil Basnet won a cash prize of one lakh rupees for the short film ‘Bubble’ in the youth short film competition run by Oscar College.

Kshitij Jaiswal’s “Bairagya” and Dev Tamang’s “Khokro” both won cash awards of Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 for placing second and third, respectively. Young filmmakers under the age of 19 competed in the Oscar College’s “First Short Film Competition,” which has been academically educating cinema for two decades.

Out of 25 films entered in the competition last Bhadra, the above three managed to be first, second, and third.

Nirakarbhakta Rai’s “The Poet,” one of the seven of the 25 films that made the shortlist, received a Special Mention Award. Nischal Basnet, a director and actor, presented certificates to the directors of the seven films after they had been screened.

The jury panel, which was made up of Manoj Babu Pant, Niranjan Raj Vetwal, and Ujwal Bastakoti, chose the films that will be in the competition. “We have selected the best film based on elements such as the choice of subject matter, the art of storytelling, the technical component, and the choice of visual language,” said Pant, one of the jury members and the academic director of the college.

According to Pant, there were more films in the competition that explored the aspirations, disappointments, and expectations of the younger generation. The younger generation is now familiar with short films from around the world. He claimed that the winning movies had strayed from the norm and used cutting-edge narrative and technical approaches.

The four directors of the winning films have also been given 50% scholarships if they choose to pursue their education in college.

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