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St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Hosts Its First National Short Film Festival RNFF

Organized by B.Voc Film making and Animation Students

Bengaluru: St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) officially hosted its first Rushes National Film Festival (RNFF) 2017. This is the first film festival organized by professional courses of Filmmaking and Animation. The event began with the inauguration of the film festival in the main auditorium of the campus. TS Nagabharana, renowned filmmaker of the Kannada Film industry, also pioneer of parallel cinema presided as the chief guest while other eminent artists included Krishnarjun Bhattacharya, author of the Tantrics of Old Trilogy and Prantik Deshmukh, past student of the college and Filmfare Short Film 2017 awardee.

TS Nagabharana was appreciative of the initiative taken by the college. “The Rushes Film club is doing a great job by giving this platform to young filmmakers. Students need to understand the importance of cinema in the digital era. A lot of hard work was done during the time of reels which is now missing. A real filmmaker has to plan and practice more before starting production in the present age,” he said. Nagabharana also emphasized on regional representation and ethnicity of content which has taken a position in world cinema.

The film festival had an overwhelming number of forty five screenings lined up one after another with good response from filmmakers and students from various colleges and the industry. There were two workshop sessions held, each by Krishnarjun Bhattacharya and Prantik Deshmukh.

The National level short film festival will continue till the 17th of February with two exclusive sessions - by Vasanthi Hariprakash, media professional and B Suresh, prominent theater artist. The event will conclude with a valedictory in the presence of D Satya Prakash, director of Rama Rama Re.

Organizing Committee
Rushes Film Club