DHEKANAL (Odisha): Three top institutions of Orissa – Ravenshaw University, Sambad School of Media and Culture & IIMC, Dhenkanal are in a race with 18 other colleges of India for a top honours for the best film in the Vedanta Creating Happiness Film Competition.
The film entries from Sambad School of Media and Culture are ‘The Journey of Smile’ and ‘A Healing Touch’. Films from IIMC Dhenkenal are ‘Unnati’ and ‘Because she could not stop‘. Students from Ravenshaw made a film on ‘Rehabilitation by Vedanta’.
Their films are up on www.youtube.com/vedantagroup for public voting, which is open till March 20. Each view of the film will give them one vote, while a ‘like’ will give them three votes. Your vote on their submission will make the difference. More importantly it will motivate them to further to excel in their chosen field of film making and mass communication.
The film will also be viewed by an eminent jury comprising Ad Guru Piyush Pandey, one of India’s most revered film-maker, Shyam Benegal and actor and activist Gul Panag for the jury award.
The Creating Happiness Film Competition is the first-of-its-kind initiative where global natural resource major Vedanta invited student film-makers to visit their locations and make a human interest film on the impact of their community initiatives on the lives of the people.
114 film-makers from 21 colleges have produced 38 films. FTII, IP College, St. Xaviers, MGRFTI, Christ University, Asian Academy of Film & Television, School of Convergence, MOP Vaishnav, Symbiosis and Whistling Woods are among the 21 institutes who participated in this competition. The films were shot on location at Barmer, Udaipur, Goa, Chitradurga, Tuticorin, Korba, Lanjigarh and Jharsuguda.
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