Lucknow boy wins Golden Beaver Award for documentary on psychopaths
A 17-year-old boy from Lucknow has won the Golden Beaver Award for his documentary on psychopaths at the recently concluded 7th National Science Film Festival that was held in Kolkata.Updated: Feb 28, 2017, 13:46 IST
A 17-year-old boy from Lucknow has won the Golden Beaver Award for his documentary on psychopaths at the recently concluded 7th National Science Film Festival that was held in Kolkata.
Last year, Aditya won the same award for his documentary ‘Ants: A Tiny Creature’.
“It is a thrilling experience to win an award for two years in a row,” Aditya, a class 12 student of Manipal Public School, said.
He received Rs 50,000 as prize money as part of the award in category D for films made by school students.
“The documentary titled Brains Fault explains how the physical and biological condition of the brain makes a person criminal before his birth. These people are called psychopaths in medical science,” Aditya said.
“My documentary is an attempt to explain the reason behind psychopaths,” he said.
He added that the rising rate of crime in the country was a triggering point that motivated him to make this movie.
The 7 minutes 47 seconds documentary was produced, directed and shot by Aditya with an SLR camera. While Aditya also handled the cinematography and editing, he said his friends stepped in to lend their support in making this documentary.
“My friend Tanmeet Singh and Dhananjay Singh Chauhan helped me a lot. The narration was done by Tanmeet Singh. Actors in this movie were again my friends - Lokendra Tiwari, Pratimesh, Shubham Singh, Harshit Pandey, Prashant Srivastav, Abhishek Singh and other friends,” he said.
Organised by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous institution under the department of science and technology, the film festival was held at Birla Industrial and Technological Museums between February 14 and 18.
The entries were selected by a jury of eminent filmmakers, professors, scientists, media professionals such as former chairman of Satyajit Ray Film and TV Institute, Kolkata (chairman national jury) Partha S Ghose, eminent filmmaker Reena Mohan, award-winning filmmaker Arun Chadha and others.
The award was presented by Bollywood film director Madhur Bhandarkar.
However, Aditya could not attend the prize ceremony event because his CBSE Class 12 examination is scheduled to begin next month. The young boy is looking up for more projects in future.
“Aditya has made us proud by winning this coveted award. He does amazing work each time and is very talented, enthusiastic and dedicated about his work. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours,” his principal Anupama Shukla said.