Curtain Raiser Press Release
Jaipur students to be trained in film making
INTACH’s Heritage and Education Communication Services (HECS) will be organizing a film-making workshop in Jaipur on 10 August at Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ (MGD) School. Entitled ‘FilmIt India’, the workshop will be held from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. A large number of students will learn the techniques of film making, camera handling, shoot management and editing techniques as well as other finer elements that go into preparing an appealing film. Award-winning filmmaker, Ms. Pulkita Parsai supported by Ms. Shreya Kakria will train the students. This was informed by the Convenor INTACH Jaipur Chapter and Co-Convenor INTACH Rajasthan Chapter, Ms. Dharmendar Kanwar.
Ms. Kanwar further informed that the school students in Jaipur have already made around 150 films on varied topics like saving water, saving animals, caring for monuments, among other interesting heritage-based themes. Around 100 students will be participating from Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh School, Neerja Modi School, Sanskar, Jayshree Periwal high School, Subodh Public School, The Palace School, Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Vidyalaya, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram, DAV and Maharani Gayatri Devi schools.
Ms. Bashobi Banerjee of HECS said that the New Delhi based organization in collaboration with Helen Hamlyn Trust in United Kingdom has encouraged over 10,000 students to make films on heritage through the ‘FilmIt India’ project for almost a decade.
Since its launch in Delhi in the year 2008, 10 cities Including, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and the latest addition, ‘Varanasi’ have become a part of this exciting multi-cultural film-making project. Also, a Hriday City which was introduced this year. So far, over 3000 short films have been prepared by Indian students and some of their films have received awards at the International Children’s Film Festival too. Celebrating the remarkable success of ‘FilmIt’ in its tenth year, activities are being planned in a bigger way with special awards for outstanding films and schools that have contributed significantly towards enriching the ‘FilmIt’ project.