Budding film-makers showcase creativity at contest
NAVI MUMBAI: Sanpada College of Commerce and Technology (SCCT) organised as an intercollegiate short film-making competition ‘Screen On’ Saturday.
A total of 50 entries were submitted; out of which the best 20 were selected and screened. Many colleges across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai including SK Somaiya, Acharya Marathe, SIES (Nerul), JVM Mehta College participated in this event.
The programme started with the guests of honour Ashok Purang, Aditiya Seal, Limin Mathew and Sourish Sen, lighting the lamp with the Ganesh Vandana being sung by the students.
“The theme of the films was open and almost all of them were made with a social message. Over 300 students from different department of the college and some other people watched the films,” said Rahul Gadge, a student of the college.
The judges reviewed all the films and gave away prizes for best film, screenplay, editing, cinematography, direction, story, sound, actor and actress.
This was an initiative taken up by the students of BMM department, SCCT, to showcase
their talent in film-making and nurturing it.
“The overwhelming response from the colleges made the event a success. For nurturing the creativity of the students and boosting their confidence, we are planning to organise more such programes,” he said.
Suchitra Bolui, another student, said that the movies had messages like responsibility and miscommunication in love affair, child labour and its
impact in the Indian society and effects of terrorism.
“In one movie, a girl sends a text message to her boyfriend saying that she was not happy in the relationship and wants a break-up. After a few minutes, she sends another message saying that the previous message was nothing but a joke. But, the boyfriend takes the first message seriously and he commits suicide before receiving the second message,” she said.
“Some movies also focussed on the issue faced by our society and how some people create troubles for others. Some of them also show in the importance of honesty and hard work in life,” she added.
THE JUDGES REVIEWED THE FILMS AND GAVE AWAY PRIZES FOR BEST FILM, SCREENPLAY, EDITING, SOUND
A student entertains the audience during the film-making competition at Sanpada College of Commerce and Technology on Saturday.