Kolkata hosts National Students' Film Awards
The second edition of the National Student's Film Awards commenced from Thursday in Kolkata's Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI).
The event will be held between Feb 27 to Mar 2.
The National Student's Film Awards was organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, for the first time in 2013 in Pune.
Fifty one institutes have participated in the event this year and 19 institutes have participated for the Clapstick International Student's Film Festival.
About 100 students and 20 faculties are joining the event from film schools across the world.
Faculties were invited from international schools as well as from other countries like Italy, Czech Republic, Korea, China Taiwan and London.
Partho Ghosh, the chairman of SRFTI said, "It is indeed an excitement to bear the flag of National Film Awards this year in SRFTI. This awards ceremony is designed towards creating discourses and not fomenting any kind of unhealthy competition. Film makers have to fight many battles in many times. This is such a place where one can experiment their works."
Filmmaker Goutam Ghose, said: "I feel that whatever films the student's make are absolutely pure and innovative because they make films under no pressure of the industry.
We enrol ourselves as students at early age but we remain students forever. We need to update ourselves when it is about cinema because cinema involves changes. We all will make films with positive energy and lots of enthusiasm."
There are 17 awards for four categories of films which include short fiction that are about 10 minutes long, short fiction films which are upto 30 minutes long, non-fiction films and lastly animation films.
(Reporting by Shubhrima Dutta, Images by Avishek Mitra)
(Posted on 28-02-2014)