Celluloid

The Film Club was established in our college on 2020. The Film Club is a great way to explore many films and study film as an art. This club was formed to inculcate a sense of watching films among students. The aim of the club is to train the students to become active viewers of cinema. The club is developed to nourish students with the ability to create their own film projects. It updates the knowledge of students about various perceptions of films. Film club provides various workshops, seminars and webinars for the students to develop skills in editing, filming and writing. Students were also given opportunities to create their short films.

Convener: Mrs. Bela C. Baby (Dept.of English)
Member : Mrs. Agnus Joy (Dept.of English)

Objectives

  • To develop a sense of watching films among students.
  • To create active film viewers.
  • To build editing, directing, writing and filming skills among students.
  • To conduct film related academic activities.
  • To explore many films and study film as an art.

Activities Report

Activities Report 2020-2021

Webinar and Short Film Workshop
The Film Club, Celluloid of N A S C is an active wing of college. It started its academic activities of the current year on 18th of December 2020. A webinar was also conducted in association with the inauguration. It was conducted through online platform and almost 60 students attended. The programme began with the blessings of God. Welcome speech was delivered by Miss Bela C Baby, faculty in charge of film club. N A S C manager Sri George Kuriakose, delivered the presidential address. There was a felicitation by the Principal Dr Geetha C A. The webinar was inaugurated by our former students and short film directors Mr Jayasankar V S and Geevarghese Philip.

Their fame lies in the direction of the short film “Season of Lavender”. Season of Lavender is India’s first Silhouette silent short film sprinkled with some elements of romance and fantasy. They talked about different types of short films and the efforts behind the direction of short films. They suggested various ways to direct zero budget short films. There was a screening of their short film Season of Lavender. After that, there was a Q and A session between the chief guests and the participants. Dean of Studies Prof Daisy N O appreciated the chief guests of the event. The webinar ended with a vote of thanks by Miss Agnus Joy Faculty Coordinator of Film Club.

Short Film Competition

A short film competition titled Court Metrage was conducted for the students of various departments. The competition invited short films of three minute length. Various creative entries were given by students of various departments.

National Webinar on Short Film and Story Telling

A national webinar on the topic “Short Film and Story Telling” was conducted on 14th May 2021 via Google Meet and almost 150 students attended the webinar. The webinar was a huge success under the guidance of the most eminent film critic and editor of the Cue Mr. Maneesh Narayanan. The programme started with a silent prayer. Mrs Agnus Joy, faculty coordinator of film club delivered the welcome address.

Mr Maneesh Narayanan shared his thoughts about short film and how it is related with the process of storytelling. He spoke about various short films. He screened the short film version of Lights Out. N A S C manager Sri George Kuriakose, announced the winners of the short film competition Court Metrage. The short film titled ‘Tudip’ that portrayed the importance of water grabbed the first prize.

The second prize was secured by the short film ‘Meni’ that came up with the theme of body shaming. The short film titled ‘Dream’ which shared the theme of a person’s dream got the third prize. There was a screening of the winning short films. The webinar ended with a vote of thanks by the student coordinator of Film Club named Athul Varghese of second year B A English.

Activities Report 2019-2020

In this year, we started our film club with 30 members from various departments. We conducted a grand inaugural ceremony of film club. Celluloid was the name given to film club.

ALAWorkshop

The workshop was on 21st July 2019. It was took place on Aala, the space for art owned by a theatre artist Sri Manu Jose. Six students from various departments attended the workshop. The workshop was packed with short films and various videos. Members from VIBGYOR shared their experiences on cinema. There was an interactive session with Farsu, who was from transgender community.

Film Club Inauguration

The Film Club of Nirmala Arts and Science College, “Celluloid” was officially inaugurated on 3rd March 2020 Tuesday at 2.00 P M by the famous theatre artist, story teller and founder of Aala, the space for art and related fields. The programme was conducted in the college seminar hall with all its formalities. The event started with a blissful prayer of Anagha V P, student of the Department of Psychology. The welcome speech was delivered by Miss Bela C Baby, convenor of film club. N A S C manager Sri George Kuriakose delivered the presidential address. Principal Dr. Geetha C A felicitated the gathering. Dean of Studies Prof. Daisy N O enlightened the audience with her words. Chief guest of the day Sri Manu Jose made a delightful lecture and inaugurated the club. The formal function ended with a vote of thanks by first year Psychology student Sandra Zachria.
Four short films were screened after the talk by Sri Manu Jose. Veli, the short film which is a protest against caste system was much appreciated. Zoo, a perfect montage that portrayed many similarities between human and animal also received huge comments from the audience. The short films titled Ring the Bell and Staring Hearts also received good appreciation from students. The whole interactive session was a true blend of information and entertainment.