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Odia short film ‘Mask” has received accolades at the prestigious 9th Mumbai International short Film Festival

Bhubaneswar: 6/12/20:At a time when MASK has become a new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a short film named ‘Mask, which was directed by a corona warrior in Odisha, has received accolades at the prestigious 9th  Mumbai International short Film Festival-2020. Earlier this short film had won in several national and international film festivals.

The short film was directed by senior Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) officer Shewta Kumar Dash, who is on COVID duty in Ganjam

The story revolves around a boy from an economically backward family in Berhampur. Apart from his study, the boy sells masks made by his mother in Berhampur town. But people do not show interest to buy the masks due to its low cost and not of appealing type.

Masks during the COVID-19 pandemic play a significant role to save lives. Sensing the need for masks during these testing times, Shewta Kumar  Dash has penned the story and created the short film.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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