Piyush Chaudhary|Nov 30, 2023
Woxsen University hosts its inaugural Kaleido Film Festival
Woxsen University: Kaleido Film Festival was attended by Telugu movie actors Sudheer Babu, Mrinalini Ravi, director Harsha Vardhan among others.
NEW DELHI: The School of Design, Woxsen University hosted its inaugural Kaleido Film Festival with the tagline - Where everyone’s a kalakaar, on September 28 at Woxsen University campus in Kamkole.
The festival explored Indian filmmaking and its impact on society. The event offered a platform for students to connect with seasoned filmmakers and actors and receive feedback. The event was attended by Telugu movie actor Sudheer Babu, Mrinalini Ravi, and director Harsha Vardhan.
Sharing insights on content creation in the digital era, the chief guest and cinematographer, Surender Reddy said, “With the introduction of OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and with the rise of digital content creators, bloggers and influencers, there is so much of content floating around. To succeed in filmmaking, one must continually adapt to the changing times, thereby competing effectively and leaving an indelible mark. I feel you are in the right place to start your career to get into movies with all the wonderful infrastructure and exposure Woxsen is providing you.”
The visual communication students from the school of design were presented with a theme - 'Boundless' for their short films. The students interpreted the theme across various narratives. For instance, one film was based on the education system and showed how individuals get trapped in societal expectations. Another narrative follows a protagonist bound by an unfulfilling job, who ultimately discovers boundless freedom upon pursuing his passion for art, as per the university.
The film festival had panel discussions, short film competitions, workshops on screenwriting and colour grading. The students showcased their artworks, doodling sessions and merchandise stalls. The musical band Athish and DJ Soham gave musical performances.
According to Woxen University, the film is not just entertainment, it's a powerful medium that can evoke emotions, drive conversations, and impact society. The Kaleido Film Festival is hosted to explore various facets of filmmaking and its potential to inspire, entertain, and influence.
The guest of honour and associate director Vishnu Vardhan, during the panel discussion on ‘Villains and how the landscape of Indian Cinema is transforming?’ said, “If you observe in recent times, the audience is receptive to seeing actors play the roles of villains and supporting actors. Some recent films have depicted the supremacy of villains over their heroic counterparts. This shift has happened as people got accustomed to consuming content from OTT, which is not driven by hero, heroine or villain per se but is driven by content.”
According to the university, “ The fest is like a vibrant kaleidoscope, where small events mirror the colourful glass beads inside, and attendees, known as ‘Kalakaars,’ act as mirrors that bring the fest to life. Just as a kaleidoscope's patterns rely on mirrors, Kaleido's charm hinges on its Kalakaars.”
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