Department Of Journalism and Mass Communication organized ‘Montage 2K21’, a two day National Film Festival and Conference on Cinema and Television. The event was organized online on zoom.
Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor, MRIIRS, talked about the importance of visual media in today’s setup and highlighted the vision and mission of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, FMeH. He also congratulated the team.
Prof K G Suresh ,Vice-chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, addressed the gathering on areas of how films are a medium to express along with how television serials have become an integral part of Indian household. The session further was proceeded by Dr. Ankuran Dutta, Managing Trustee, Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust. He talked about research in films and shared his views on need of having a standalone institute of film studies.
Master class on Documentary forms and Practices was conducted by Dr. Aparna, Professor at University of Califormia, LA. Practice sits at the intersection of ethnographic, poetic and reflexive forms. In her master class she began with little history of documentaries and talked about the various forms of documentaries.
The prestigious jury panel comprised of Prof. Aditya Seth, President, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association, Dr. Rohit Pawar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Extension, SVT College of Home Science, SNDT University, Santa Cruz West, Mumbai and Ms. Shikha Sharma talked about the importance of film and were curious to watch and judge the films made by the budding film makers.
Winners of Documentary/Short Film Competition
First Prize – Akaal Bodhon (Xaviers School of Communication, Bhubaneshwar)
Second Prize – Chandni chowk: Kal, Aaj aur Kal (PhD Scholar, DJMC, FMeH, MRIIRS)
Third Prize (Joint) – Kicking Aside Gender Norms (Plan India NGO)
And Kothai (Seacom Skills University, Santinekatan, West Bengal)
Best Film (Critic) – An Engimatic Journey Thamma (Xaviers School of Communication, Bhubaneshwar)
Fifteen papers were presented on the various topics such as Freedom of Speech and Expression on Social Media: Understanding Need for Regulation on E Content, The changing language of TV News, Impact of OTT platforms in Punjabi Film Industry, Stereotypical Portrayal of Men in Telugu Cinema-a case study and many more.