The primary objectives of this festival is to allow student filmmakers a platform to showcase and talk about their films, as well as an opportunity to interact with industry professionals and learn invaluable tips and techniques gathered through years of real-life filming experience.
In the pic above is Bhupendra Kainthola (director—FTII), interacting with the students. Others who did so at the first edition include Lalit Tiwari (actor), Anwar Jamal (documentary filmmaker), Jyoti Kapur Das (filmmaker), Sandeepan Vimakant Nagar (theatre activist/actor), Ahsan Bakhsh (scriptwriter), Kamaljeet Negi (cinematographer—‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Piku’, ‘Jolly LLB2’), Dalton L (film critic/essayist), & Rajeev Katiyar (director—Films Division).
This year, FTII-Pune is conducting a film appreciation camp too. The dates are April 11 to 15.