The second day of 4th Kalinga Global Film Festival (KGFF) organised by School of Film & Media Sciences started off with a news bulletin of inaugural day’s events. The five day festival is being organised by School of Film & Media Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University from January 18 to 22, 2020.
An enriching panel discussion on Film Appreciation was held today. The panellists Mr. Tulsidas Mishra, film scholar, Dr. Piyush Roy, film scholar, curator & critic and Mr. Pankaj Saxena, Professor, Screen Studies and Research, FTII, Pune gave enriching insights from their rich experience.
“Cinema is the combination of a wide range of arts, while everyone has the right to enjoy cinema but when everyone understands it, they enjoy it more,” said Mr. Pankaj Saxena, who made a cause for need for film appreciation. Indian cinema conveys emotions through songs and dialogue. At the end, it is communication, as long as it is resonating it is good,” Mr. Saxena said.
Taking this discussion forward, Dr. Piyush Roy said, “watching a film doesn’t mean criticizing or appreciating the film, the critics work is to make even the blind person understand the film, it is a process which helps the fellow see the art and appreciate it”.
While, Mr. Tulsidas Mishra said that it is a need to have songs in films, Indian audience asks for adding songs in films and European audience doesn’t. Thus, there is a gap between the appreciation from critics and appreciation of audience.
Three movies were shown in competitive section and four films were screened in Asian Window. The objective of this film festival is to encourage and ignite young minds, enrich intellectually inclined cineastes and promote aspiring filmmakers.
KGFF are presenting a selection of feature films, short films and documentaries from all over Asia with screening of more than 15 films in Asian Window section, 26 films in Competitive Section and two films of South Korea in Country Focus. The selection of competitive students’ short films has been made out of 56 films submitted. Delegates and critics from the country and abroad are participating in the event and enjoying the film with lots of enthusiasm and excitement.