Workshop on filmmaking to be part of Dasara Film fest

Manvitha

Mysuru: A workshop on the art of making cinema will be organised during the six-day Dasara Film Festival for the first time.

Dasara Film Festival Sub-Committee Deputy Special Officer B N Girish, who is also the Member of Town Planning of Mysuru Urban Development Authority, said experts in the art of making cinema, such as cinematographers, light technicians and editors, will be invited to conduct the workshop for two days.

Besides watching films and participating in interactions with the artistes and technicians of the movie screened, film enthusiasts and students can take part in the workshop and understand the process of filmmaking. The film lovers can also interact with the technicians during the workshop, he said.

Working president of the sub-committee B Manjunath, also Deputy Director of the Libraries department, said, the film festival will be inaugurated by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy at Kalamandira around 12 noon in the presence of other state ministers and a galaxy of film personalities on October 10. “Chairman of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce S A Chinnegowda, actor Manvitha of ‘Tagaru’ fame and other film personalities would participate in the inaugural function,” he said.

Secretary of the sub-committee R Raju, also Assistant Director for Information and Public Relations, said, the exhibition of films will begin on October 12 under three sections.

“Under the world cinema category, some good films from various nations have been identified. They will be shortlisted soon. The Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy is shortlisting the films under the Indian Panorama section. Under the regional category, Kannada films released after the last Dasara would be considered. It will be a mix of offbeat and popular cinema. We are also considering Tulu and Kodava films under this section,” he said.

Unlike in the previous festivals, a single venue is being considered for the festival to avoid inconvenience to the people, he added.

Girish said, under each of the three categories, four shows will be held on each day. So, altogether, there will be 72 shows on six days. “Like previous years, the viewers can interact with available personalities, related to the respective movie screened,” he said.

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