New Delhi: 'Cinephile', the first international film festival organised by the Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS) saw many young and budding filmmakers in attendance. The event, which was managed by the students of the professional institute, witnessed many film dignitaries enlightening the younger lot and preparing them for the real taste of work awaiting in future.
The international film festival saw noted filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia addressing the audience about the outlook associated with the craft of filmmaking in general. He spoke at length and discussed the unconventional ideas, liberal-mindedness required while directing and also about how the right kind of motivation is necessary for the young blood.
The festival saw many aspiring and talented bunch of directors in queue. Also, the master classes saw conducted by ace filmmakers such as R V Ramani and Pawan Kumar were attended by more than 60 students from universities across Delhi. Their films ‘A Documentary Proposal’ and ‘Lucia’ were also screened respectively.
Many independent filmmakers were awarded for their work. For the short film category, the winner was an independent filmmaker Mr. Madonne M. Ashwin for his film ‘Dharmam’. In the fiction film category, an international entry ‘Love at first sight’ by Mark Playne won the first spot and for the documentary category a student film ‘Leukemia, not Just a Disease’ by Antrik Anwesan won the first prize.
Wildlife filmmaker, Mr. Vijay Bedi, who was present at the film festival said, “Being the Jury member, it was very difficult for me to choose the best film. However, we chose the films which portrayed some out of the box ideas.”
The festival saw many noted and known faces in attendance from the film fraternity such as Founder President, Delhi International Film Festival, Ram Kishore Parcha, President, The Social Circle; Shrimati Sushma Parcha and Professor Satish Chitravanshi, a noted film critic, besides ace director-actor Tigmanshu Dhulia.