To encourage the young minds, talents and the aspiring filmmakers by enabling the use of a democratic medium, the Internet College, a non- profitable online learning platform of the Mathematical Sciences headed by the former Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University organised a five minutes smartphone film-screening on Saturday.
The session which was held at the India Islamic Cultural Centre witnessed a large senior educationists, authors and filmmakers such as Dinesh Singh, former Vice- Chancellor of Delhi University and filmmaker, Anandana Kapur, an award-winning filmmaker of films such as The Great Indian Jugaad, Jasoosni: Look Who's watching you!, Much Ado About Knotting and Blood On My Hands and Sukrita Paul Kumar, author of Narrating Partition, The New Story,Man, Woman and Androgyny and Ismat—Her Life, Her Times.
Singh, who is the brain behind the visionary leadership in the field of education, took the step to encourage the youths, students and aspiring filmmakers by supporting the five minutes film through phone. With a theme 'Once upon a time, there was a girl'.
"Students brains are filled with brilliant ideas, talents and knowedge, but everyone needs platform and support to take out the talents in front of the public. These days there are many means to express your ideas and talents such as the online platform. The art of filmmaking, and the young talent should come out and share their experiences and learning," said the former VC of DU.
Hundreds of students from the universities, colleges and schools of Delhi-NCR took part attended the event.
"The challenge was to create a short film of under five minutes with the use of a smart phone camera. It is wonderful to see the number of students and people came forward to participate and topics touched upon various issues of social relevance, such as gender and sexual identity, women empowerment, mental health and the role that Artificial Intelligence plays in our lives," said the spokesperson.
Apart from the film screening the event also featured conversation Kapur and Singh encouraged the students to come on the stage to share their learning experiences on the art of film making present at the venue.=