"Rushes National Film Festival provides opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their creativity. Not
many colleges offer such exposure for students who aspire to be film makers," said a Bengaluru based, award winning independent film maker Roopa Rao at the inauguratal of the fourth edition of Rushes National Film Festival (RNFF) on February 17 themed 'German Expressionism and Film Noir.' Students of Bachelor of Vocation in Digital Media and Film making organise RNFF as part of the Rushes Film Club, an association of the Department of Communication. Roopa Rao was the Chief guest for the event. The other dignitaries included Parintha Shinde, Head, Department of Communication, Dr Fr Richard Rego, Director of Post Graduate and Research Center and Vice President of RNFF, Vignesh Umesh.
Dr Fr Richard Rego addressed the gathering and introduced about the journey of RNFF and its successful run since its beginning. Marudhu Pandiyan, faculty at the Department of Communication, started the annual festival in 2014. The Rushes Film Club is an association that brings together aspiring film makers under one umbrella. The festival celebrates films from all over the world and aims to create a community for film makers to get together and share their art. The event will screen 40 short films carefully curated from an overwhelming number of 2000 entries globally. The two day event also includes Master classes to be conducted by film makers Karm Chawla, Roopa Rao and GS Bhaskhar covering topics of Cinema to graphy, Art of Storytelling and Semiotics in Cinema, respectively. "This event is great testimony to the perseverance and commitment to film making," said Dr Rego while addressing the audience during the inaugural ceremony.