NSACS declares short film competition results
Dimapur, Dec. 1 (EMN): Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) has declared results of the short film competition on the occasion of the World AIDS Day on December 1.
An update from Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) stated that “Marque (Branded)” – a short film on the themes “Stigma and discrimination” and “Importance of HIV testing” was adjudged the winner. Its creator Maipangnok Ao from Hi-Tech Institute of IT and Multimedia, Dimapur, would receive a cash amount of INR 50,000.
It added that Patkai Christian College (Autonomous), Dimapur, won two prizes for securing the second prize and another consolation prize. Sunil Nayak’s “Out of the shadows of HIV/AIDS: Anna’s story” on the theme “Stigma and discrimination” was adjudged second. He would also receive a cash amount of INR 30,000.
Meanwhile, Bendangtoshi Longkumer from Model Christian College, Kohima, won the third prize for his film “#Knowledge is bliss.” Longkumer’s film combined the themes of “Stigma and discrimination,” “Condom and promotion,” “ART,” and “HIV & youth.” He would receive a cash of INR 20,000
The report also stated that Randanbeni Patton won a second prize for Patkai after being adjudged one of the four consolation prize winners. Her film titled “The mistake” was centred on the theme “Condom promotion”.
The other consolation prize winners are Thangthianven from St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama; Alemwati Jamir from Immanuel College, Dimapur; and Sentiyanger Longkumer from Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung.
The jury panel of the competition were Alexander Leo Pou, film facilitation officer (Eastern Region) of the National Film Development Corporation, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Dr. Jyotika Cheema, NACO consultant (IEC and Main streaming) New Delhi; and Metevinuo Sakhrie, NSACS joint director (IEC), Kohima.
The report further stated that a total of 23 eligible entries were received for the competition which was organised by NSACS under the aegis of National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO). NSACS had called for entries from students of colleges and universities in Nagaland on October 2, 2020.