Shivendra Singh Dungarpur inaugurates IFFTorange online short & docu film festival

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur inaugurates IFFTorange online short & docu film festival

Famous Indian Filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur has inaugurated the first edition of the International Online Short and Documentary film festival jointly organized by the Orange Academy and the IFFT on Monday, September 21 at 5.30 pm. He came online from his Mumbai office and delivered a speech on the topic “- “The Magical World of the Czechoslovakian New Wave” as part of a tribute to Jiri Menzel, one of the pioneers of the Czech New Wave Cinema.

Dr. K. Gopinathan, Director Academic council of Orange film academy and Research Centre, introduced Shivendra Singh Dungarpur to the audience. Orange Academy Chairman Krishnanunni chaired on the occasion. EMMRC Director and Festival director Damodar Prasad, St. Thomas College Principal KL Joy, Cherian Joseph, Managing Trustee and CEO of Orange Film Academy handover the E-FESTIVAL BOOK to St. Thomas Media Study Centre director CS Biju . Mariam Paul, Joint Director of the Online Film Festival welcomed the guests. V.K. Joseph, Kerala Chalachithra Academy Executive member also spoke on the occasion. Gireeshkumar P.B., the executive director of the online film festival, gave vote of thanks. Earlier, on the inaugural day, as commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of Satyajith Ray, his documentary film on Rabindranath Tagore was screened.

On Monday 21 September, as part of the retrospective on Chilean documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzman, a set of his astronomy-based films were screened. Screening of the films in the competition section of the Online Film Festival has also begun on Monday. An open forum was held in which the directors of the eight films, those were screened on Monday, participated. EMMRC Director and the Online Film Festival Director Damodar Prasad was the moderator. On Tuesday, a seven-hour long documentary on Jiri Menzel made by Shivendra Singh Durgapur will be screened at Gaston Roberge Online Venue from Morning 11 AM to 8PM.

On Tuesday on Jiri Menzel Online venue, a tribute to Gaston Roberge will be held at 2-4pm session. As part of the session, K.G. Das, the director of the documentary film ‘Master Preacher of film studies’ on Gaston Roberge and its producer Dr. Biswajit Mondal will deliver a short speech. Dr. SomeshwarBhowmik, author and film critic will be talking about the contributions of Fr. Gaston Roberge. Aftewards, the documentary film on Gaston Roberge will be screened. In Masters & Classics section, the animation films of Noman Mclaren will be screened at Jiri Menzel online venue from 11Am to 1PM.

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