Mise-en-Scène 2013, the International Students' Film Festival at IP College

By DU Beat Editor
From Buzz around Delhi, New Delhi
Posted Mar 6th 2013 10:30AM

Indraprastha College for Women, a pioneer in women's education in India, was the first to introduce the Mass Media and Mass Communication course at the Bachelors level in Delhi University in 1999. The course offers a comprehensive understanding of various fields of media studies such as broadcast journalism, television production, advertising, radio and film-making.

Every year, the department organizes an International Students' Film Festival, Misè-en-Scene and an Annual National Media Seminar, Meet the Media. Misè-en-scene aims to provide students with a platform to showcase their skills in film-making through creative and thought-provoking films. Its Indie fest segment is a great opportunity for the students to interact with independent filmmakers and observe their work. The festival also includes 'Frame Politik', a photography competition and a non-competitive photography exhibition that are meant to exhibit students' still photographic masterpieces. Meet the Media is a national seminar in which eminent media personalities debate, discuss and deliberate upon a specific media-related topic.

This year, the National Media Seminar was held on 28, 29thJanuary, 2013. It was the 14th edition of this seminar. The topic was 'Social Media, Social Movements'. Panelists included Vinod Dua, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Pervaiz Alam, SunitTandon, Debraj Mookerjee, Kiran Prasad and NitinMantri, among others.

This year, Mise-en-Scène was held from 28th February- 5th March.

Day 1 and Day 2 start with On-the-Spot Filmmaking Competition, where students are allowed to make their film in a span of two hours. These films are then screened among the audience comprising of more than 300 enthusiasts and judged on the basis of content and technical concepts.

Day 3includes various Inter-College competitions like the VJ Hunt, Quiz and Debate. These competitions invite students to rattle their brains and knock on their creative side.

Day 4 and Day 5 start with the screening of movies made by the students and judged by esteemed panelists. The resounding success of the last editions gave students an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the works by some of the noted filmmakers in the Indian film industry like Mr. Anand Patwardhan, Mr. Rohit Shetty, Mr. Anand Gandhi, Mr.Anurag Kashyap, Mr Mike Pandey and Mr. Anwar Jamal.

Another highlight of the day is 'FRAME POLITIK', that provides the forum to photographers to exhibit their talent. This segment includes a photography competition and a non-competitive photography exhibition.
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