Ample opportunities in filmmaking: VN Aditya
Ample opportunities in filmmaking: VN Aditya.A three-day film festival, ‘Gran Kinos 2015’, got off to a colourful start on Wednesday. Organised by the visual communication department of Andhra Loyola College, the event had film director VN Aditya, the cast of ‘Surya vs Surya’ -- Nikhil Siddharth, Tridha Choudhury, Satya and ‘Viva’ Harsha -- and lyricist Rakendu Mouli as chief guests.
A three-day film festival, ‘Gran Kinos 2015’, got off to a colourful start on Wednesday. Organised by the visual communication department of Andhra Loyola College, the event had film director VN Aditya, the cast of ‘Surya vs Surya’ -- Nikhil Siddharth, Tridha Choudhury, Satya and ‘Viva’ Harsha -- and lyricist Rakendu Mouli as chief guests.
“With the advent of specialised institutions to teach the technical aspects of filmmaking, production has become more professional. There are ample career opportunities in the field. Anyone with a little creativity can shine in the field. Visual communication students can excel in the field of film production if they fully utilise the available infrastructure and show off their talent,” Aditya said.
“Many youngsters are developing a knack for making films. Independent filmmakers can shine in the industry if they have talent and creativity. With the rapid advancement in information and communication technology, one can produce a short film using a smartphone with a minimum budget. Students come up with innovative concepts and ideas to produce short films and documentaries to eradicate social evils,” said Nikhil.
He lauded the initiative of the college management in organising the three-day national film festival to encourage budding talent.Rakendu exhorted students to focus on 3Cs, namely common sense, clarity and confidence while portraying a particular character in a film. Senior management faculty MC Das urged students to utilise such festivals to sharpen their filmmaking skills. College principal Fr GA Peter Kishore elaborated on career prospects in the film industry for the students’ benefit.
40 short films from various institutions across the country were received for screening. Cash awards worth Rs 4 lakh would be presented to the best filmmakers at the valedictory of the festival on Friday.Rector Fr Ravi Sekhar, correspondent Fr Raju, PG vice-principal Fr Rex Angelo, UG vice-principal Fr Anil Kumar, PG Department head Raj Kumar Tenali, co-convener KV Vijay Babu, event co-ordinator KSRK Prasad and others were present at the inaugural session.