“Mask” by Pulipati Sandeep

Title: Mask Artist: Pulipati Sandeep Award: MasterCrafter Award Jury’s Comments: Good idea (“We all wear a mask”), but slightly clunky execution. The film narrates the tragic tale of how dropping of one’s mask can spell disaster on another’s life. The dismaying feeling “we all wear a mask” that overwhelms the… 

“Megh” by Pallabi Das

Title: Megh –A song by Anupam Aich Artist: Pallabi Das Award: MasterCrafter Award Jury’s Comments: An interesting experiment with stop motion from of movie making. This is not merely a reproduction of the song in visuals. Use of creative imageries and a thin story line gives the film the distinction… 

“Spark” by Ujan Chattopadhay

Title: Spark Artist: Ujan Chattopadhay Award: DreamSpinner Award Jury’s Comments: Excellent. An intelligent and dispassionate rendering of a real-life romantic pursuing his passion in poverty. Impressive script, cinematography, editing and music. The title is significant in multiple senses. The ‘spark’ from the turning wheel of the means-of-subsistence equipment. The ‘spark’… 

Sagnik Banerjee’s delightful take on Newton and his apple

Title: Untitled Artist: Sagnik Banerjee Award: MasterCrafter Jury’s Comments: Wonderful juxtaposition of modern and classic elements. If Sir Isaac Newton wielded a present day apple computer just imagine what else he could have computed! About the Artist: Sagnik Banerjee is a student of XIth standard. He loves to draw and… 

Kunal Naskar’s absurd but funny take on alcoholism!

Title: Untitled Artist: Kunal Naskar Award: MasterCrafter Jury’s Comments: Absurd yet funny this cartoon strip brings forward an unlikely story while touching on social vices such as alcoholism and domestic abuse. The narrative is initially hard to follow but the absurdity of it is entertaining. The deification of an accidental… 

“Champgne-Supernova” by Abhishek Durani

Title: Champgne-Supernova Artist: Abhishek Durani Award: MasterCrafter Jury’s Comments: There is unusual beauty here – a celestial body that is quite literally our own body. The artist gets carried away with too many digital visual devices but the idea of a celestial human still remains compelling. With further simplification and… 

“Tesla” by Afrin Iqbal

Title: Tesla Artist: Afrin Iqbal Award: MasterCrafter Jury’s Comments: Wonderful romanticism of an unsung hero. Tesla never got the attention he deserved during his lifetime but his lore lives on in art like this. A true superhero that stole fire from the gods. About the Artist: Afrin Iqbal is pursuing… 

“Life in IT Jobs” by Ujjayini Mitra

Title: Life in IT Jobs Artist: Ujjayini Mitra Award: MasterCrafter Jury’s Comments: Everything on the page reads as the story of millions. The world operating like depressed clockwork; driven like a slave only to return to a dreamless slumber ad nauseam. The narrative isn’t necessarily special but the shorthand of… 

“Satyajit Ray” by Syamantak Chattopadhyay

Title: Satyajit Ray Artist: Syamantak Chattopadhyay Award: MasterCrafter Jury’s Comments: This caricature not only captures Satyajit Ray but also brings his message of futurism to life. As a visionary who was far ahead of his time he is pointing forward to the future he wished to manifest for millions to… 

Arnabb Nag’s Self Portrait

Title: Self Caricature Artist: Arnab Nag Award: DreamSpinner Jury’s Comments: An excellent portrayal of the whimsical mind willing to see the beauty in the most common subject. The contrast of the beautifully rendered human to the flat silhouette of what appears to be a cartoon bird fleshes out a bizarre… 

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