64th National Film Awards: 'The Waterfall', 'Little Magician' director is thrilled

| Updated: May 04, 2017 02:50 IST

New Delhi [India], May 3 (ANI): Sayeed Sultan Ahmed, whose movies 'The Waterfall' and 'Little Magician' have been recognised at the annual 64th National Film Awards, said he was thrilled that his films were getting recognised. Syed Sultan Ahmed, Founder LXL Ideas, said, "I am thrilled that our films have yet again been recognised by the Directorate of Film Festivals. At LXL Ideas, we constantly strive to positively impact the lives of students, so they grow up to be holistic individuals. Imparting life skills is very critical to a child's development, and we want to make it an entertaining experience through meaningful cinema. The dedicated audience we have for our films is testimony to the need for such programs in today's world." 'The Little Magician,' which won the National award for 'Best Film on Family Values' is a story of ten-year old Kanika, who is eagerly awaiting the release of a new fantasy film, but unfortunately for her, the first day of the show falls on the same day as a major presentation for her mother at her office. Torn between her desire and her mother's needs, the story revolves around how Kanika manages the situation. 'The Waterfall', which captures the journey of a young city boy as he learns to appreciate the value of the environment as well as think critically about climate change and development, has been awarded with the National Award for 'Best Educational Film'. Both the movies have been produced by Sayeed Sultan Ahmed. School Cinema is a film-based module that makes learning lessons of life an entertaining experience. Currently, School Cinema touches almost a million students across India through its 120 plus films. The films have been screened at over 130 film festivals across the world, winning several international awards. Four other films produced by School Cinema have won National Awards in the past - 'The Finish Line' in 2011 (Best Film on Sports), 'Red Building where the Sun Sets' in 2011 (Best Film on Family Values), 'Chasing The Rainbow' in 2013 (Best Promotional Film) and 'Best Friends Forever' in 2015 (Best Film on Family Values). (ANI)

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