Mangaluru, Feb 26: St Agnes College, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organized ‘Chitrabani’, a short film screening and discussion on Monday, February 26 at the College premises.
Associate Director of Harikatha Prasanga and Script Writer, B A Samvartha inaugurated the event.
“Short films feature a slice of life. They may not have multiple characters and may have a simple plot, but they appeal to the common man. Explaining the history of short films, he explained how cinema began with short films and later grew out to be full feature films presented in all grandeur. Short films were also used as tool of propaganda during the Second World War,” he explained.
Speaking on the current scenario, Samvartha highlighted with the boom in Internet and Communication Technologies, as well as spread of social media, short films are back in a big way with concepts that appeal people.
"St Agnes Department of Journalism and Mass Communication HOD Laxmi Shenoy said that the event ‘Chitrabani’ as its names implies, celebrates cinema and also encourages the audience to get involved in discussing the aesthetics of the film. Chitrabani aims to instill the taste of good cinema among audience", she added.
Nine short films such as ‘Chorus’, ‘De Overkant’, ‘Bara Prate Lite’, ‘In a Heartbeat’, ‘The Lunch Date’, ‘The Affair’, ‘In the Shade of Fallen Chinaar’, ‘Khara Karodpati’ and ‘An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge’, from eminent directors from Iran, Belgium, Sweden, USA, France and India were screened at the event.
After every short film screening, a discussion was held.