Two – day Documentary Film Festival concluded at GNDU
Amritsar, August 31, 2019: A two-day Documentary Film Festival organized by the Guru Nanak Dev University was concluded with a message for aspiring filmmakers that there is nothing impossible if willpower is strong. The festival was opened with a Documentary film “Out of Thin Air” by Shabhani Hassanwalia and Samreen Farooqui, which was the story of Ladakh, where the film moment and affords of taxi driver, grocery store owners, cops and monks were highlighted who were posed as producers, directors and actors etc to start this moment. As many as ten films were screened during last two days on various issues to inspire youth and create awareness.
This festival was sponsored by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Majha House and organized by Mass Communication Department & Talkies Club of the University. A large number of Club members, faculty, students and personalities associated with film making were present.
Sh. Shivdular Singh Dhillion, Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar was the chief guest at the valedictory session of the festival. Ms. Preeti Gill, Founder Majha House and Dr. Jasmeet Nayyar, Former Director Higher Education were present. Dr Venus Singh Mithu, mentor GNDU Talkies presented the vote of thanks at this occasion.
Earlier this festival was formally inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu by lighting the candles.
Kumar Talkies by Pankaj Rishi Kumar, The Nine Months by Merajur Rahman Baruah, Dance by Sonya Fatah and Rajiv Rao, Pala by Gurvinder Singh and Common Task by Pallavi Paul were the films which were screened on the last day of the festival. Apart from watching the documentaries, the students also interacted with filmmakers during this festival and discussed their art of film making.