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  • It’s a great thing to have cinema with you: Buddhadeb Dasgupta

    Published on April 17, 2019

    Department of Media Sciences, The Heritage Academy Kolkata organized the second Film Festival at its campus today and it will be continued till tomorrow. The festival was inaugurated by none other than Mr. Buddhadeb Dasgupta, a poet and a prominent contemporary Bengali filmmaker as the Guest of Honour in the presence of Dr. Madhupa Bakshi, Dean, Department of Media Sciences, The Heritage Academy Kolkata (THA), Shri Probir Roy, Director, Kalyan Bharti Trust (KBT), Shri Pradip Agarwal, CEO, KBT, Dr. Gour Bannerjee, Principal, THA, Prof. K.K.Chaudhuri, Advisor, Heritage Business School (HBS), Prof. Ramendra Singh, IIM Kolkata, Prof. Rajesh Shinde, Department of Media Sciences, THA and many other senior officials and faculty members of the College. Nearly 21 institutes across Kolkata participated in this Festival where 80 films have been received developed by the students.

    During the inaugural address, Mr. Buddhadeb Dasgupta said that it’s really inspiring that within a very short period of time THA had organized such a wonderful film festival which had already received various films made by the students from various colleges around the city. Moreover he advised the students to get associated more with films since it can mould one’s life towards success. “It’s a great thing to have cinema with you. The love for moving images will make you a better human being,” said Mr. Dasgupta during the event. The inaugural ceremony of the Festival also witnessed screening of the film ‘Ei Toh Jibon’ produced by Department of Media Sciences, The Heritage Academy Kolkata and Prof. Ramendra Singh, IIM Kolkata. The film was directed by Prof. Rajesh Shinde, Professor, Department of Media Sciences, THA and it was also featured in the Ismalia Film Festival, Egypt. The film featured the lives of slum dwellers around the city of Kolkata and the students of Media Sciences of THA were actively involved in making of this film. The film was based on the Research project on Slum Dwellers done by Prof. Ramendra Singh of IIM Kolkata. Second half of the day also witnessed the address of Shri Ashoke Vishwanathan, Dean, SRFTI Kolkata. The next day of the event will witness the address of eminent film director, Mr. Srijit Mukherjee followed by address by Mr. Chandril Bhattacharya and also interaction with the team of the recent Tollywood film, Vinci Da.

    “Such festival enriches the sense of creativity and innovation among the students,” said Shri P.K.Agarwal, CEO, KBT during the event.