Prawaal Raman has bagged “Silver Dolphin” trophy at the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards for his short film made for a global company Nihilent Technologies. The short film titled “Love You Papa” won the Silver Dolphin in the corporate image film category at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards amongst 1000 + entries from across the world.
The film written and directed by Prawaal Raman showcases how an idea is the very tool to see the future. It is a tale about a father, who notices his young daughter’s passion towards film making and how he identifies her potential at a young age and encourages and supports her to turn her passion into a profession as a guide with a vision of her future. The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards is an international festival dedicated to corporate films, online media and TV productions, and takes place every October in Cannes, France. The first edition took place in 2010, and the festival is often referred to as one of the most important festivals in the corporate film industry.
Prawaal Raman thanks his Uk and India team for the film and shares that it was his father, who is his inspiration. He says, “I give credit to my dad, Revati Raman and Amod Kant the two men behind the inspiration for me to become a film maker and to make this film so that all the dads see their kids as independent individuals and help them nourish their dreams. My dad had never compared me with the other kids who were brilliant in maths/science. Instead he encouraged me to pursue my interest, Films. From buying me cameras to small 8 mm projectors to letting me narrate stories I used to write, I felt that for a child a freedom to dream is important but most important is the correct guidance and support from the parents in pursuing the dreams of their child.”
The lead actress of the winning short film Madalina Bellariu collected the award. Actress Madalina Bellariu says from Cannes, “When Prawaal narrated the concept, it was beautiful and since it was actually an emotional short film with scope for performance, I immediately said yes to my agent. Prawaal is a fantastic director and today it’s not a surprise that I m here at Cannes collecting the award for the same short film for all our efforts.”
When asked the director how did he venture into corporate film, Prawaal says, “When the company vice chairman/ CEO Mr. LC Singh discussed the idea of creating a film showcasing the ideology for a global integrated change management company, I was quite thrilled as it was an interesting challenge for me to venture.The basic theme is about evolving ideas and foreseeing the future for a better tomorrow. The very working ethos of the company.”