Jal Katha 2020 was to be held on 22nd March 2020 at IISER (Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research), Pune. However due to the prevailing CORONA VIRUS situation in the country and as per Government instructions and advisories, the physical screening of Jal Katha 2020 was postponed to a later date with the hope that we will be able to have a public screening of the films. However, this was not to be…
Little did we imagine when we announced the postponement of Jal Katha 2020, that COVID 19 will have such a large negative impact on human life and disrupt normal life for ever.
In retrospect, we believe that our decision to present an online version of the film festival – online screening of the selected films from the competitive section – for everyone to watch in the comfort of their homes was indeed a good decision.
‘Jal Katha 2020 – Stories of Water’, the second edition of our international film festival of short films received a tremendous response. More than 65 entries were received. Of these 14 films were selected based primarily on their relevance to the theme of Water. As you all are aware, the objective of the film festival is to raise awareness of water problem around the world.
Almost all the films have been made by amateurs and attempt to highlight the impending stark reality where the availability of potable water will increasingly becoming a problem.
We are now delighted to present to you the winners of the Jal Katha 2020 after a long deliberation and judging process. This years winners are:
THE SILVER AWARD
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Directed by : Pratik Sarule
THE GOLD AWARD
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Directed by : Milind Bhagwat
To watch these winning entries and the other films, click here