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Assam lad Bishal Swargiary’s film shot with android phone wins international awards

BAKSA: ‘Working Man’, a short film shot using a mid-range android phone by Assam filmmaker Bishal Swargiary (22) has won awards in 3 different international film festivals.

‘Working Man’ has won ‘Short Best Mobile Film Award’ at the Europe Film Festival UK and the ‘Best Director for Mobile Short Film Award’ at the Port Blair International Film Festival. It also won at the Kolkata International Micro Film Festival.

So who is the man behind this unexpected critical darling?

Bishal Swargiary, the director of the film, is a resident of Paschim Rehabari village in Baghmara under Asam’s Baksa, shot the film using the Redmi Note7 Pro mobile and edited it using the Kinemaster mobile app.

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The 22-year-old, who is an alumnus of the Bajali College in Pathsala, Assam, has been making waves with his micro-budgeted films centred around simple, everyday topics.

Notably,  has not taken any training in any kind of film institute till now

‘The Fun of Childhood’ (2020), another short by the young filmmaker, is also earning rave reviews.

‘Working Man’ depicts the life of a farmer who goes to work in the farm after waking up early in the morning. He uses the money that he gets to look after his family.

The short film stars Pinku Swargiary, Brajen Baro and Pritam Thakuria in prominent roles.

The film has also been selected for the Khamrubu International Short Film Festival, Guwahati, in the ‘First-time filmmaker section’.

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