Winners Announcement of Short Film Competition on Netaji’s Dreams for India

18 May 2021

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, along with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) had organised an online short film competition on the occasion of Parakram Diwas – marking the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

The competition went live on 23rd January 2021 on the MyGov portal.

The competition invited short films of up to 3 minutes from citizens of India on the theme of ‘Netaji ke sapne. Udaan India ki!’ – encapsulating Netaji’s dreams for India.

The competition received 1346 responses on MyGov portal – of which there were 297 entries and 51 were found to be eligible as per the T&C of the competition. The competition received participation from every State and every Union Territory. Highest participation has been received from NCT Delhi followed by Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Highest contribution has been received from below 18 age group indicating that participants are mostly youngsters.

A committee comprising of Jury members associated with competitions like IFFI and MIFF, arrived at the top winners after careful evaluation of each entry.

The top winners in both categories, will be awarded with certificates and prize money as per the terms and conditions of the competition.

Please find below the list of winners –

Professional Category 


 Prize Title of short film Name of Director Language Link to the film
 1st Prize

(INR 2,00,000)

Panthougi Liklam (Footprints of the father) Rakesh Moirangthem Manipuri
 2nd Prize

(INR 1,00,000)

Netaji Prashant Dattatray Pandekar Hindi

Non-Professional Category 


 Prize Title of short film Name of Director  Language Link to the film
 1st Prize

(INR 1,00,000)

Aakhiri mulaqaat


Shourya Narayan and Nihar Shantanu Bhave  Hindi

Brief Description of the films:

  1. Panthougi Liklam (Footprints of the father) – A heart-rending depiction on a martyr’s patriotism by a woman who mourned the loss of her husband during a war.
  2. Netaji – The film “Netaji” represents the people of pre-independence India who wanted to build a healthy and prosperous India in the dreams of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The film portrays the heroism of Netaji as freedom fighter,his determination, his dreams of India and his place in the hearts of Indians; At the same time, it also describes the immense renunciation of the “Azad Hind Sena”.
  3. Aakhiri Mulaqaat (A Last Visit) ties together unique union of nationalism and love and respect for the environment. It brings to life the constructive message about both of them being intrinsically tied. Consequently, protecting and preserving the environment becomes an expression of love for your country and vice-versa, underlines the story.

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