Hyderabad: With over 60,000 students from different parts of India, the Indywood Film Carnival at HITEX Center, Hyderabad catered to encourage film making among youngsters for five days from December 1 to 5. Students who won various competitions have got an opportunity to work with the various artistes of the Indian film industry.
The carnival focussed on different areas of interest like performing art, literary art, film making and fashion design. Students participated in various talent hunt competitions right from singing to mono acting and walking the ramp for the fashion premier league.
In addition, films and videos made by students and independent artistes were screened for an audience including professional filmmakers. Students who won various competitions got an opportunity to work with the Indian film industry and also audition for music videos and short films.
Mansa Bhosekar, a student said, “When we finish studying our courses we do not know how to enter the film industry and need some guidance. This carnival gave us the opportunity to meet some industry experts directly and understand Indian cinema. Meanwhile, my friends too have been selected in various talent competitions and now they can perform at a much broader level.”
With an investment venture of US$10bn this carnival also aimed to go global through local culture and skill. SP Bala Subrahmaniam, singer and musician, said, “Our students are full of talent and skill and we have to tap this potential by given them a platform. We got to encourage students to go beyond their studies and courses by enhancing their individual skill sets.” Culture and art defines us, claimed students who participated in this carnival.
Deepak Maurya, a dancer, said, “We want to promote various dance forms and styles of India to reach a wider audience. Youngsters are keen on learning new art forms as the industry is evolving with new creative styles and innovative techniques.”