Competition Winner

Nirmal Thomas

Nirmal Thomas, Photo by Arivuselvan S

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Nirmal Thomas’s Hosa Belaku is the winning entry to our first Mini-Documentary competition on “Women and Community”. Thomas is currently studying for an MA in Communication and Media Studies at Christ University, Bangalore. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics, also from Christ University. He has worked as an intern for The Hindu and for Re[View], the Foundation to Aid Industrial Recovery (FAIR).

“I am in a constant need to film whatever interests me,” he says, and has been making short videos since he was 11 years old. Although he is not a film buff, he cherishes those films that have had some effect on him. He considers himself to be a Digital Producer and says that he loves making documentaries and would like to see documentary film making receive greater attention and respect.

Although not a big fan of Gandhi, he is inspired by Gandhi’s words: “Whatever you do in life is insignificant, but it is important that you do it.”