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Students films Infocus at Loyola

Students films Infocus at Loyola
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Films have been an integral part of our lives, be it for entertainment, information or exposé’s. While some of us like mainstream cinema, the rest are tilted towards indie movies, documentaries; while most people watch the latter half make these films. To analyse, discuss, criticise and encourage films made by students, in different categories, the seventh edition of Infocus,

Films have been an integral part of our lives, be it for entertainment, information or exposé’s. While some of us like mainstream cinema, the rest are tilted towards indie movies, documentaries; while most people watch the latter half make these films. To analyse, discuss, criticise and encourage films made by students, in different categories, the seventh edition of Infocus, a national film festival, was organised by the mass communication department of Loyola Academy, which concluded on Wednesday.

Interactive sessions, talks with critics, cinematographers, filmmakers, marked the two days of extreme fun and learning. The two-day fest was inaugurated by minister for corporate tax and cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav. Heading for some learning, seminars were conducted by Sudhish Kamath, independent filmmaker and critic; national award winning documentary filmmaker Prof. Rakesh S Katarey; cinematographer KK Senthil; national award winning editor of Bengali film industry Debkanta Chakrabarti and renowned film editor Phani Sundher.

 KK Senthil (center)  giving away prizes under the short film category

Movies on diverse subjects by students and independent filmmakers were screened on the two days, making the fest further more attractive. The event also offered an opportunity to an independent filmmaker Sri Charan to screen his debut film based on the life of underprivileged children. Prizes were handed over to winners in the three categories of short films, public service messages and Ad-Mission.

This was followed by the launch of the film magazine, the articles and design of which was compiled by the department students. The fest ended with a chat with K Senthil and a beautiful shadow dance choreographed by Sashidhar and Swathi.

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