September 25, 2010 02:59:43 PM IST A S Mitra, Bollywood Trade News Network
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was witness to the first-ever Students' International Film Festival on Friday. The festival would end on 28 September.
Said FTII director Pankaj Rag, "The festival, part of the ongoing Golden Jubilee celebrations is a first-of-its kind endeavour at the institute and aims at presenting a forceful and more vivid picture of the finer aspects of filmmaking that students now-a-days are exposed to."
The four-day festival, that has the participation of 28 film schools of which 23 are international schools and the rest are from India. The films have been categorized in three categories that include animation, fiction and non-fiction.
As part of the inauguration, films like DECCAN QUEEN directed by K S Raju, TURBULENCE directed by Gulam Shaffi Khan, JUGNI directed by Dipti Gogna and THE SOLITARY SANDPIPER directed by Ajita Suchitraveera were screened.
The festival was inaugurated by veteran filmmaker Govind Nihalani.