Students of Delhi Public School, Srinagar took part in this National annual youth festival in “Reel to Real” filmmaking competition, organised by tGLEF. The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF)’s Reel to Real competition is a part of Harmony which is co-creating tomorrow, a pioneering school-level international event organized by tGELF. A total of 175 schools across pan country participated in this competition, out of which only 12 schools with the best films were shortlisted. Each team presented a fresh and unique interpretation of the theme.
The School bagged 2nd position for the film ‘Sabak’ and was awarded the “Best Cinematography” award. The film ‘Sabak’ narrates a story of a boy who gets involved in drugs and later on experiences a devastating turning point, which changed his whole life. The script of the film is written by Qariya Qayoom and is directed by Lavanya Mahajan while Manqoosh Iqbal is the Cinematographer. Zia Khursheed played the lead character. Other members of the team included Anoosheh Nazir, Ruhi Fayaz, Manzoor Ahmad Wani, Maanit Qaiser, Azan Ellahi, Zain Khan., Mohammad Ali, Mehnan Rather, Ayaan Qureshi, Sahir Kapra, Riyan Qureshi and Mustafa Tanveer. The entire film was managed and coordinated by Mr. Sajid Reshi, their mentor at DPS Srinagar, for overseeing the project and the cast & crew of the film thanked him for the support.
Congratulating the students, Principal Shafaq Afshan said, “Excellence in every endeavour is a stated manifesto of the school. Our budding filmmakers are proof that this manifesto has been internalized by each and every student of the school. Congratulations to all.” Chairman Vijay Dhar said, “Hitherto, Kashmir has been always synonymous with negativity but our gospel is to spread light and joy. This sensitive film and the accolades it has garnered are our tribute to Kashmir which is resilient, diligent, and always in quest of excellence.”