FTII students’ films chosen for Poitiers Film Fest

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 2 October 2018

‘Glow Worm In A Jungle’ and ‘Dur Sham Tak’ are the two films selected for the Festival that is scheduled to be held from November 30 to December 7.

PUNE: Two films by students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) have been selected in the ‘International Selection’ section of the 41st edition of the Poitiers Film Festival in France.

‘Glow Worm In A Jungle’ and ‘Dur Sham Tak’ are the two films selected for the Festival that is scheduled to be held from November 30 to December 7.

‘Glow Worm In A Jungle’, a documentary, is directed by Ramana Dumpala, TV Direction student of 2017 batch. Shot by Ravishankar Krishna, edited by Fareeda and sound by Naithik Mathew Eapen, the film tells the story of Pune-based Hema Sane, a retired botany professor who loves plants and animals and has chosen not to use electricity ever in her life. The documentary captures her moments and offers an insight into her inspiring life.

“At one point in our lives, we always wish we had it simple, without the pressures of society and the consumerism forced on individuals. It takes guts, loads of it, to defy the norms of the society, and yet to live within it and be satisfied with one’s choices,” Ramana said.

Dur Sham Tak is a short fiction film written and directed by Maisam Ali, as a 2012 batch film direction student. Shot by Dhruvan Gautam, edited by Sanjay Tutu with sound by Hrishikesh Patil, the film is about a daylong train journey by a group of adolescent boys with their coach for a football match.

“The film is from the perspective of a boy but it ends up being a larger overall experience of the journey and beyond it,” said Maisam Ali.

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