Dada Saheb Phalke Film Award

The holistic parenting approach of the school is aptly reflected in the diversified awards the students are conferred with each year. 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, ‘Easac’ (Best Documentary under Student’s category) in 2016, ‘Labels’ (Best Public Service Announcements) in 2017, ‘Journey of 10,000 Miles’ (Best Documentary) & ‘Youth 4 Peace’ (Best Public Service Announcement) in 2018, ‘U.S. Memoirs’ (Best Documentary & Best Background Music Composition) & ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’ (Best Public Service Announcement) in 2019.

‘U.S. Memoirs’ Won Two Awards

Best Documentary & Best Background Musical Score

The Short Documentary “U.S. Memoirs” showed glimpses of the USA Global Immersion Programmes that happened in 2018 in light of the Cupertino Bhubaneswar Sister City Initiative linking our two cities through student collaboration and exchange visits. The students also composed back ground music for the U.S. Memoirs documentary called “Reminiscence”. After composing, recording and editing the music it was placed on the documentary. Over 4,500 pictures and video from both U.S. trips were screened and edited into a 5 minute documentary.

Music Directors and Composers:   DEEVYAM DEEPANKAR DHAL, SOUBHAGYAN RATNA BEHERA, ORISSA LEE PATNAIK

Director:   PRIYANSH NAYAK

Producers:   SHASHREEK SHIKHAR, ARCHIT BANDO, AMLAN KISHORE DAS, YOGDA PACHISIA, ARNAV DHANAWAT, JYOTIRADITYA MOHANTY, MANSITA MISHRA, SHIVAM BHARALAWALA, ANIMESH MOHANTY, PRATHAM PRADEEP, DHRUTI SUNDAR KAMPA, AARYAN KUMAR BEHERA, VIDISHA AGRAWAL, SWASTIK ROUT, DEVESH GUPTA, AKSHITA SATAPATHY, AKSHITA SATAPATHY, SANIYA JIJI, ANKITA DAGARA, DEEKSHA SAHOO, MAYURAKSHI PANY, RAJNANDINI SARANGI, ISHA PATTNAIK, KANISK GUPTA, MEERU RUSIC MAJHI, KRITI GARG, LAVANYA

‘Safe Spaces For Youth’

Won – Best Public Service Announcement

As the world witnesses the largest youth population ever seen, it also feels the rising challenges faced by the world’s youth. To support United Nations (UN) theme for 2018 International Youth Day, SAI International School celebrated the day in an eloquent manner. Preparation started a week before the event to optimize the reach of message. Students designed the back drops, T-shirts and the badges to be used and started a media campaign on Facebook and twitter. SAI Students filmed and edited a short public service announcement to use for their public campaign. Each year they created one based off the International Youth Day theme for that year. This year’s theme was “Safe Space for Youth”. Students spoke about what a safe place means for them and what the community could do to keep them safe.

Directors: SUJAL AGRAWAL, PARTHA MOHANTY, NANDAN NABODIT

Producers: RUHINA SINGH, SALONI PATTNAIK, MANSITA MISHRA, ADYASHA MAHAPATRA, AKANSHA MOHTA, ADARSH KHANDELWAL, ADITYA AGARWAL, ASTHA BANKA, MEERU RUSIC MAJHI, PALAK SETH

DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – Films won in two categories

‘Journey of 4,000 miles India to China & Back’ – Won Best Documentary

SAI International School students of Classes IX – XII went on a 9 day trip to China visiting three cities including Kunming, Fuzhou and Beijing. Along the way they visited two High schools and countless UNESCO Heritage Sites. The trip ended with the SAIONEERS standing on “The Great Wall of Chine” one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This is a short documentary on their trip through their eyes.

Directors: SUJAL AGRAWAL, PARTHA MOHANTY, NANDAN NABODIT

Producers: RUHINA SINGH, SALONI PATTNAIK, MANSITA MISHRA, ADYASHA MAHAPATRA, AKANSHA MOHTA, ADARSH KHANDELWAL, ADITYA AGARWAL, ASTHA BANKA, MEERU RUSIC MAJHI, PALAK SETH

‘Youth 4 Peace ‘ Won – Best Public Service Announcement

Each year during International Youth Day SAI International Students create a PSA AD on the topic of their campaign for the year the PSA changes as per the topic this year the students did a campaign on Peace and designed a film that talks about hope for the world towards Peace. 

Directors : PARTHA SARATHI MOHANTY, AUSAF MOMIN, PRATHAM KHEMKA, INDRA DAN

Producers: CHAYANIKA BAIDYA, SHILADITIYA MISHRA, VISHNU KUMAR LOHIA, AYUSHI MOHANTY, SARTHAK AGARWAL, SAYNA MISHRA, DIYA DEV, SEHEJ PAL SINGH, , RISHITA AGARWAL, TURVI AGARWAL, DHRUV DIDWANIA, ACHIN DAS BURMA, SUNANDAN MISHRA, SHREEYASHREE NAYAK, BALAJI KUMAR PATRA, AKANKSHYA ACHARYA, SNEHANSU AGARWAL

DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2017

IN THE NEWS – story covered by Odisha T.V. Channel

A team of students from SAI International School won the Best PSA (Public Service Ad) Award in the School section, at the 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, held at Hotel Tivoli Grand Resort, Delhi on Sunday, April 30, 2017. They were given the prestigious award for a short film called ‘LABELS’ which gives out a strong social message on anti discrimination and voices against the societal taboos and stigmas that inflict pain and sufferings in individuals as well as society. The film reflects 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 more than 90 different countries.

‘Labels – NO Hate Zone ‘ Won – Best Public Service Announcement

 “I am SHORT, but my height has nothing to do with my identity. It doesn’t matter what size you are on the outside. I will still reach heights that could never be imagined” voices Yatan Bathwal in his Facebook account. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that” wrote Rohit Choudhury from Bangalore in his account, supporting the “No Hating Zone’ campaign launched by the Going Global and Interact Club members of SAI international School.  

Directors: Milan Machhar, Isha Ayesha,Balaji Patra

Producers: Shreyashree Nayak,Shaba Hussain,Anshuman Jha, Raunak Sah, Swapna Soren, Rohit Sahejwani, Jayesh Mall, , Eshna Jalan, , Akanshya Acharya,Adyasha Patra,Ashutosh Nayak,Vishwash Nanda,Yatan Bathwal, Shruti Jena

DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2016

‘ESACS’ Won – Best Documentary

At SAI International School we pride ourselves on not just blindly following government bans but changing the mindset of the local community. We put our heads together and developed an environment friendly product called an ESAC. This eco-friendly sac can change the way people look at this environmental crisis. This simple idea empowers people by teaching them how to end the use of plastic bags with a common recycled T-shirt. ESACs will transform the way a person thinks, placing the future of our global environment literally in their hands.

Directors & Producers: Shruti Panigrahy, Orissa Patnaik, Prapti Mishra, Sayna Mishra, Shaba Hussain, Shivangi Agrawal

DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2015

‘Fairtale Wall’ Won two awards – Best Documentary & Best Original Music

We teamed up with our partner school Winterbourne International Academy from Bristol, UK and created a Sensory Wall. The Wall contained the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This amazingly simple story was written out in English and translated onto small recording boxes in Odiya the local language and most spoken by our visually impaired friends. A team of 20 students from UK and India worked for 4 days creating and implementing the wall. The entire planning was done by the students who broke up into 4 teams. The story was split into 3 parts and each piece placed on the wall was prepared by hand.

MUSIC COMPOSER: TANMOY PANIGRAHI

DIRECTOR & PRODUCERS: MEHAK DHAWAN, PRASHANTI MISHRA, NANDANI MISHRA, SEHEJ PAL SINGH, BALAJI KUMAR PATRA