KIIT Student Wins Best Documentary Award at IIT Varanasi Fest

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Rajkishore Mohapatra, a 4th semester student of KIIT School of Film and Media Sciences, has won the Best Documentary Award at FMC Weekend Fest, IIT Varanasi recently for his documentary film ‘TAMAS’, based on the life of one of the youngest person in Odisha to undergo a gender change surgery. The prizes were announced on 14th April 2021. The film is available to watch on YouTube on the link https://youtu.be/nqRTrYJRsMg

Earlier in 2019, Rajkishore Mohapatra’s documentary ‘Maya – A State of Trance’, based on the underprivileged kids of Bhubaneswar falling victim to drug abuse, had won the Best Documentary award in Philadelphia Youth Film Festival and was selected in various other festivals. Rajkishore Mohapatra was also honoured with Youth in Outstanding Contribution for Social Cause Award in 2019.

The CEO of KIIT School of Mass Communication Prof. Himansu Sekhar Khatua has congratulated Rajkishore for his outstanding achievement.

Maya is available to watch on You Tube 

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