Celluloid, the film society of Miranda House kick-started the new academic session with a two day Short-Film Festival on 16th and 17th August, 2016.
The film festival was in line with the previously organised Comedy Film Festival and the like. Short movies which were chosen for the festival served to create a scope for freshers-friendly and an easy critical evaluation to brace up the newcomers. On the first day of the festival, short movies such as ‘Bypass’, ‘How I Raped Your Mother’, ‘Kriti’ and ‘Ludo’ among others were screened. The response on this was overwhelming. The seminar room was jam-packed with frequent applause from an engaged audience.
The second day of the festival was successful albeit some glitches. Hindrances were caused due to the restoration of the renovation of the venue without prior notice to the organisers. Students from Miranda House expressed their concern about the slow progress of the construction work taken up in different parts of the college. However, with the assistance and co-operation of the college authorities, the construction was stopped and the venue was temporarily made feasible for the event. The turnout for the second day was decent. Short films which were screened included, ‘French Toast’, ‘Geri’s Game’, ‘Alarm’ etc.
The event concluded on a productive note and the organisers were satisfied with the responses. The society members seemed positive about a new year ahead and had chalked out plans for the current session. In addition to organising discussion sessions, making and screening documentaries and movies, the film club also maintains a blog. The blog called, ‘Celluloid: The Official Blog of Miranda House Film Club’ can be followed at http://mhfilmclub.blogspot.in/?m=1
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