SPPU to host 7th National Short Film Festival in city

Sakal Times
Saturday, 17 February 2018

Pune: The Department of Media and Communication Studies (DMCS) of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) will host 7th National Short Film Festival on February 19 and 20. The event will be held at Sant Namdev Sabhagruh in the university.

DMCS National Short Film Festival is a platform for aspiring filmmakers where they can showcase their talent and interact with esteemed media
professionals.

Pune: The Department of Media and Communication Studies (DMCS) of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) will host 7th National Short Film Festival on February 19 and 20. The event will be held at Sant Namdev Sabhagruh in the university.

DMCS National Short Film Festival is a platform for aspiring filmmakers where they can showcase their talent and interact with esteemed media
professionals.

The festival will be inaugurated by the team of Marathi film ‘Raakshas’. Sai Tamhankar and Dyanesh Zoting, the director the film, who also is an alumnus of the department, will be present at the inaugural function at 10 am.

The opening ceremony will be followed by the screening of the film ‘Sakhisona’ by Prantik Basu of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, which won the Tiger Award at 46th International Film Festival of Rotterdam and the Silver Conch for Best Short Fiction at the Mumbai International Film Festival in 2018.

Over the period of two days, 30 competition short films from across various genres will be screened at Namdev Sabhagruh. The screening is open to all and free. The closing ceremony will be held on February 20 at 6 pm, in the presence of veteran actor Vikram Gokhale who will be the chief guest. The jury members of the festival will also be present, comprising popular Marathi actor-director Prasad Oak, award-winning cinematographer Fowzia Fathima and award-winning editor Ashwin
Ramanathan.

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