“No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” ― Ingmar Bergman
The CV Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneshwar presents to you Srishti International Short Film Festival in Odisha. This year, they would be hosting their 4th Edition of the Festival with bigger, better and brighter prospects for upcoming film-makers. Registrations have already started rolling in and participants are enrolling from all over the country. The Film Festival is scheduled to take place on the 5th and 6th of March 2018 and registrations are on until the 28th of February with a nominal participation fee of Rs 250. Further details on the film festival can be looked up on their official website.
Films are not just a source of entertainment. It is a reflection of an individual’s thought process, their philosophy, and inspirations. It is the creativity of an individual/team presented through the form of visual arts for the world to witness. The minds of today’s youth are filled with creativity and newer ways of presenting stories. Hence, the youngsters are coming up with quality short films; written, documented, acted and edited by them in a professional manner. Thus to honor the creativity of these young minds, the Jury would award among the selected movies the Best Director, Best Movie, Best Screenplay, Best Story, Best Acting and Best Graphics. Interestingly, movies today are evolving. From what was simply acting in front of the camera, movies today includes visual effects as well. Hence there is immense scope in the industry for graphic movies and special graphic-film categories have been incorporated in most film festivals to accommodate this positive change.
Srishti International Short Film Festival is a wonderful platform to hone your film-making skills and showcase your talent to hundreds of people. As is always said, winning or losing is not the main objective in life; it is the fact that one participates and gets the chance to showcase their talents. If you are a film student or make short films, then this is a wonderful opportunity to show the world what you are capable of.
Blinded by digital content platforms and online movie viewing platforms, youngsters are mostly seen hooked on their gadgets instead of finding a voice to their own imaginations, or venturing out of their homes in theatres to watch movies. Thus, this festival also aims to inculcate a film culture among today’s generation.
Kolkata Bloggers has always supported and encouraged young talents to showcase their skills. Thus, we are honored to be the online partners of such a great initiative. We invite all students who are into the art and science of film-making to take part in the Srishti International Short Film Festival; and wish the organizers all the very best, for the 4th edition of this film festival.