Budding movie makers told to believe and respect their work

15 films screened at national-level short film fest in Mysuru

Budding movie makers told to believe and respect their work

 Budding movie makers - undergraduate students from different streams, were a happy lot as they got an opportunity to showcase their short movies before professional filmmakers at the national-level short film festival ‘Cinerama-2016’. The event was organised by the department of Visual Communication, Amrita University in Bogadi, here on Saturday.

Zubin Paul, a student, said, making a movie is not a challenge in the present days. “It has become easy with modern and latest gadgets, equipment and software. But, the challenge is to get a proper platform to showcase our short movies. The competition would be a boon for movie makers like me,” he said. Paul, along with his team members, has produced ‘Who 2’, a short movie based on contemporary problems.

After inaugurating the event, film director Yogaraj Bhat said that movie makers should not lose hopes and should have confidence. “Believe in yourself and respect your work. Cinema is a medium to spread messages to the masses in an effective manner,” he said.

Karnataka Film Directors’ Association president M S Ramesh said that students nowadays have good talent and ability to produce movies. “There is not much difference between the forms of movies. While long movies are based on a collection of stories, short movies are based on a single topic,” he said.

Out of 15 films produced on themes like ‘Poverty Eradication’, ‘Women Protection and Welfare’, ‘Farmers Problems’, ‘Social Media and Youth’ and ‘Corruption-A Social Evil’, seven were showcased in the festival. Students from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other states took part in the event.

The fest aimed at providing exposure to students and to showcase their talent and skills in short film making and also an opportunity to know more about film making by interacting with professionals, said V Niveditha, head of department of Visual Communication, Amrita University.

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