KRISHNAGIRI: Seventeen-year-old Narayan Bhagad, his friends Harsh Janghel (17) and Shubham Tiwari (18) had travelled over 1,500 km from Chhattisgarh to reach Hosur. They are here to screen their short film in a documentary festival held on Friday at Mathakondapalli Model School on the Hosur-Thally road.
This annual festival is being held to exhibit the short films produced by school children. This year's theme, ‘Clean India - Green India’ received 61 registrations from many places.
Twelve films including the one screened by the Chhattisgarh trio have been short-listed for the competition.
The three are students of 'Shakunthala Vidayalaya', and their short film narrated the story of how a sick person motivated others to keep their city clean and green.
The film of seven minutes won the hearts of all, but narrowly missed being selected for as winner due to technical errors pointed out by the judges.
“We missed this year, but will win the prize the next season,” Bhagad told reporters after the screening. MMS secretary, Meru Miller said that the documentary festival for students was held annually to bring out talents of children.
“Children are exposed to real problems either through the media or in their places. Some of these issues include health, poverty and others. Students advised to make documentary films are given the opportunity to expose prevalent social evils, and also permitted to develop innovative skills,” Meru Miller said....