VELLORE: Budding filmmakers from across the State gathered to showcase their creations at the second edition of the Auxilium Cinema Festival, which was held at the college campus here on Wednesday. The event was organised by the Department of Communication Media attached to the college.
Out of the 17 entries in the festival, the short film ‘Saathigal Illaiadi Paappa,’ made by Naveen Raj of Saraswathi College of Arts and Science, Tinidivanam won the first prize. The second prize was won by M Sachin of St Thomas College of Arts and Science, Chennai for his film ‘Maatram’ while the third prize went to the short film titled ‘Password’ by Baskaran of Saraswathi College of Arts and Science. The winning movie fetched a cash award of Rs 3000 along with a certificate and a memento, while the second and third prize winners took home cash awards of Rs 2000 and Rs 1000 respectively.
“This festival was aimed at showcasing the creative talent of young film makers, and present students with an opportunity to gain advanced, in-depth and firsthand impressions on movie making from real technicians and film makers,” said Sr Juliana Agnes Victor, Head of the Department of Communication Media.
The short listed films made by student film makers from across TN were screened at the event, with each student director getting a chance to share their creative vision and interact directly with the audience and the jury.
The jury panel including Chief Guest noted film director Prabhu Solomon announced the winning movies after careful consideration of technical quality, subject importance and creative richness. Prabhu Solomon pointed out that showing brutalities in cinema polluted the mind of viewers. “Making a good movie is not an ordinary task’ he added.
Secretary of the college Sister Samal Amalorpavam noted that the festival marked the tenth anniversary celebrations of the department, first-of-its- kind in Thiruvalluvar University.