Mangaluru: The Department of Journalism, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organised a National Level Film Fest called “SHOOTING STARS” at L.F. Rasquinha Hall of the College on February 10. Actress and St Aloysius College alumnus Manvitha Kamath was the chief guest and inaugurated the programme.
SAC Registrar Dr Alwyn D’Sa was the Guest of Honour and Principal Rev. Dr Praveen Martis presided over the programme. Co-ordinator Bhavya Shetty, student co-ordinators Angel Prathibha and Jain Richard were on the dais.
Addressing the gathering, Manvitha said, “Dreams always lead us to achieve something special in our lives. But even when dreaming, we should think in terms of being creative and innovative. When the dream turns into reality, it will be the most memorable moment in one's life,”
She further said, “Intellectualism and humour are the two basic raw materials for making films or working behind the camera. Intellectuals always closely monitor society. At the same time, people who have humour always evaluate society. When a person has both intellectualism and humour, it captures the film and gets filmed in a better way on camera. So, filmmakers should always closely monitor society and incidents happening there.”
In his presidential address, Fr Praveen Martis SJ said, “There is no meaning in simply filming society. Young filmmakers should make a replica of society by their works. They cannot make this by sitting inside the rooms or studios. They should go out and learn and study society. Secondly, it cannot be by force of time pass. The profession always comes secondary for a filmmaker or a journalist. Passion leads him to film making or related jobs of the journalism industry.”
Addressing the gathering, Dr Alwyn D’Sa said, “Journalists should always be the instruments and source of truth. They can change society through any mode to a new mode. They can alone set guidelines for society by their positive thinking.”
During the programme, Manvitha Kamath was felicitated for her achievements as an actress.
Karen, III B.A. compered the programme. Fr Melwyn Pinto HOD, Journalism department welcomed the gathering. Angel Prathibha, rendered the vote of thanks.
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