Mangaluru: St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) to organize national level seminar on filmmaking – Shooting Stars 2020
Mangaluru: The Department of Journalism, St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore is organizing a national level seminar on filmmaking – Shooting Stars 2020 on10th February, 2020 in the L.F Rasquinha Hall, LCRI Block. Based on the theme “Behind the Screen”, the seminar makes an attempt to discern the tireless efforts of people who work away from the limelight of the screen during a film’s creation. The seminar aims to motivate, inform and inspire aspiring filmmakers to explore broader horizons in the art of filmmaking.
Shooting Stars has had a glorious tradition of hosting eminent film personalities like Girish Kasarvalli, Anjali Menon, Pushkar-Gayathri and many others. Unabating this heritage, Shooting Stars 2020 will host Ms Manvitha Kamath, a prominent Sandalwood actress as the Chief Guest. She gained popularity for her acclaimed roles in movies like Kendasampige, Kanaka andTagaru.
Mr Johnson Rajkumar, Mr Arun KR and Mr Febin Jose will engage the gathering in a workshop on the importance and use of a 16mm projector.
This will be followed by a panel discussion on the role of assistant directors and the importance of cinematography. The panel will consist of eminent assistant directors Mr Shreekanth and Mr Dennis Varghese. Mr Prajwal Krishna, a student of 3rd BA, will be presenting a paper titled “Cultural Appropriation in Cinema”.
The seminar will conclude in the presence of Mr Avinash Shetty, a well-known Coastalwood actor who has worked in films such as Jai Tulunadu and Chapter.
Shooting Stars provides a platform forstudents and budding filmmakers to showcase their talents in various competitions such as documentary making, short filmmaking and photography. The winning entries will be screened during the seminar.
The motto of the college, “Lucet et Ardet” which means “Shine to Enkindle” has inspired countless students to become men and women for and with others, thus bring light and joy into the lives of people. Thousands of students who have passed through the portals of this institution have rendered outstanding service to humankind not only in India but across the globe. We are extremely proud of our alumni who have turned into agents of radical social change.