SAI International School won the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival Award 2018 in two categories. It received the Best Documentary award for the short movie ‘Journey of 4,000 Miles – India to China and Back’ and the Best Public Service Ad (PSA) for the movie titled ‘Youth for Peace’. Students of SAI International School received the awards at the 8th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival held at New Delhi on Monday, April 30, 2018.
The documentary ‘Journey of 4,000 Miles – India to China and Back’ traces the journey of the students of SAI during the first Global Immersion Programme (GIP) to China. It showcases their varied learning experiences as they visited new places, interacted with students and teachers of various schools, met officials as well as learnt about their culture, cuisine and their people. ‘Youth for Peace’ is a meaningful short movie which portrays the importance of youth to work together towards bringing in a social transformation and making the World a better place through peace and harmony. The films reflect the intensity of thought and exceptional creative abilities of the young students in script writing, editing and film making. The festival saw representations from renowned independent film makers from several countries.
Since 2013, the excellent handholding support and mentoring by experienced faculty has enabled the SAIoneers to win the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival Award every year under various categories. In 2013, the school received the award for ‘Sakhyam’ (Best Film for the student’s category) followed by ‘The Crib Bumper Project’ (Best Documentary short film) and ‘A Silent Wish’ in 2014 (Best script), “The Fairy Tale Wall’ (Best Documentary and Best Music Composition) in 2015 and ‘Easac’ (Best Documentary under Student’s category) in 2016. In 2017, it won the Best PSA award for the short film, ‘LABELS’ which gives out a strong message on anti discrimination and social taboos.
The Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival established in the year 2011, is India’s only independent film festival that aims to recognize the work of aspiring, young, independent and professional film makers. It is organized on April 30 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Dada Saheb Phalke, the father of Indian Cinema. The festival which is open to film makers of all age provides opportunity to the new age film makers to showcase their creativity and also to cultivate the future members of the entertainment industry.