Published On: Wed, Feb 3rd, 2016

U-Special International Campus Film Festival to screen films from 9 countries

uspecialcapusBy Subhransu Panda; Bhubaneswar: In a fresh new endeavour to promote global cinema, New Delhi based not-for-profit CMSR Foundation, is all set to present the first ever international campus film festival next month. U-special International Campus Film Festival will be organised from March 8-12, 2016 at several colleges spread over three cities-Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. The festival will showcase national and international cinema made by college students.

According to Narender Yadav, Founder Director of the festival, “U-Special International Campus Film Festival is probably first international campus film fest in India of this scale. The festival is a creative platform for the next generation of filmmakers to tell their stories, inspire hope and provoke change through filmmaking. This fest is poised to become the largest congregation of young minds in India. Given the number of entries we have received from a large number of institutions across the globe, Campus Cinema is bound to become extremely popular in the years to come.”
The festival will showcase young filmmakers’ works in the four different categories; Short Films (up to 30 minutes), Documentaries (up to 45 minutes), 1 minute films/Public Service Announcement and Music Videos.
The festival has received more than 100 entries in its first edition in 4 different categories, which includes 89 Indian films and 14 films from international Universities. Prominent Indian colleges and institutions from where films have been received include Films and Television Institute of India (FTII), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Jamia Millia Islamia University, Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Noida International University, Arena Multimedia etc.
There are 14 entries received from International Universities such as University of Liberal Arts (Bangladesh), Tarbiat Modares University (Iran), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Bangladesh Film and Television Institute (Bangladesh), National College of Arts (NCA Lahore, Pakistan), Edinburgh Napier University (UK), Aix Marseille University (France) and New York University (New York).
The festival will present awards to the winners in 5 categories; Best Film in each category ( One minute film, animation, short film, documentary), Best Story, Best Sound, Best Cinematography and Best film on a social issue. The award includes a trophy, citation and a cash honorarium. Awards will be selected by a special Jury to be announced later this month.
The festival is part of the ‘Cinema for change’ initiative launched by CMSR Foundation, a New Delhi based not-for-profit Trust. For more updates please log on to www.uspecialfilmfest.blogspot.in and to know more about CMSR Foundation log on to www.cmsrfoundation.org.

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