61st National Film Award: SRFTI wins best debut film (Non-Feature)

Congratulations Christo Tomy


Christo Tomi  Student of Direction & Screenplay Writing has won the best Debut Film Award (Non-Featute category) in National Film Awards of India 2013 for the film Kanayaka (Malayalam / E.S.T.)

Dir_ Kanyaka About the Director: Christo Tomy is a final year P.G diploma student in the Film direction and Screenplay Writing department at Satyajit Ray film and Television Institute, Kolkata, India. He has done his graduation in Mass communication and video production from Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram under the University of Kerala. He has also worked as an internship trainee at the Public Relations Department, Govt. of Kerala.

Direction: Christo Tomy
Cinematography: Lalitha Prasad Kalluri
Editing: Gautum Nerusu
Sound: Arka Ghosh

In the 90’s in a convent in Kerala, Sister Philomena is seriously ill while all the others are preparing for the anniversary of the convent school. Sister Nirmala who looks after sister Philomina is assigned to be with the actress Urvasi, the chief guest for the function. Sister Nirmala’s happiness has no bounds as it the same actress she has a deep fascination for, which the rest of the convent is not aware of. Things take a decisive turn when, on the day of the anniversary sister Nirmala is asked to stay back and look after Sister Philomina whose condition has unexpectedly deteriorated.