Synopsis: ‘An Engineered Dream’ follows the lives of four teenagers travelling from different corners of India to Kota, a coaching city where they cage themselves in cubicle-sized rooms in order to prepare for one of the toughest undergraduate engineering exams in the world with an acceptance rate of less than 1 percent.
Cinematography: Nitesh Kapoor, Shakti Pratap Singh, Vedant Sharma, Shilpi Batra
Editing: Saba Rehman
Writer: Hemant Gaba and Saba Rehman
Sound: Kapil Dev Singha and Avinash Baghel
Director Bio: Hemant Gaba is an alumni of Documentary Campus – Crossing Borders (2017). His debut film ‘Shuttlecock Boys’ (2011)was considered to be one of the b est Indian Independent Films in 2012 by Raindance. His short film ‘Super Girl’ (2014) was screened at TIFF Kids. His documentary ‘Japan In Nagaland’ was broadcast on Indian National Television.
Age Limit: A
Festivals & Awards: Jury Prize at 11th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala | 15th Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China| 25thVesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas, France |24th Kolkata International Film Festival; Documentary Section |13thJogja Netpac Asian Film Festival, Indonesia|18th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, Italy|6th Kolkata People’s Film Festival|7th Lakeside Doc Festival, India|Indian Documentary Film Festival of Bhubaneshwar