Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF). This short film was directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra. The short film promoting the idea of clean India had "Murga" as the metaphor depicting the victims that citizens have made of themselves and of the children by not keeping the surroundings clean.
The Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu bestowed award upon Katyayan with a certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees. ”Watching the films was like a feast. I am happy to attend the festival which aims at promoting Swachh Bharat mission through the powerful medium of cinema,” said Union Information and Broadcasting Minister.
The SBSFF was organised and curated by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) on behalf of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The festival was the cinematic presentation of short films of not more than 3 minutes duration, dedicated to the Swachh Bharat Mission initiative of Central Government.
The second prize was shared by filmmakers Sudanshu Sharma, KVK Kumar and Akshay Danavale for their films "Nahna Doot," "Chembuku Moodindi" (The Dying Vessel) and "Sarkarmi Rati Wadho!" respectively. The third prize was awarded to six entries.