St Aloysius holds ‘Shooting Stars 2024’: A National-Level Film Fest – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

St Aloysius holds ‘Shooting Stars 2024’: A National-Level Film Fest

March 18, 2024

Mangaluru: The Departments of Journalism and Visual Communication, St Aloysius (Deemed to be University) organised ‘Shooting Stars 2024′ – A National Level Film Fest/Conference Programme on March 15, 2024, in the L. F. Rasquinha Hall.

Mr Ranjan S., Cine Actor, was the chief guest. Mr Dhiraj Shetty, alias Dheerappan, a National Category manager at Reliance Retail by profession and a content creator on social media, was the Guest of Honour. Dr Alwyn DSa, Registrar & Controller of Examinations, presided over the program. Dr Charles V. Furtado, Director, Admin Block; Ms Bhavya Shetty, HOD of Journalism; Rev. Fr William Marcel Rodrigues, HOD of Visual Communication; Mr Likhith Shenoy, Convenor; Greeshma; and Ashwin Vinod Kumar, student coordinators, were present on the dais.

Dheeraj Shetty, in his address, spoke about the challenges he faced in life. He told the students not to accept defeat, no matter what it was. Using his father as an inspiration, he explained how he has risen from failure to success as a content creator.

Dr Alwyn DSa, in his presidential remarks, said that even if the artists face the same defeats, they will overcome them and continue.

Dr Charles V. Furtado, in his message, said, “It is difficult to start a new program; it is even more difficult to continue it,” and spoke about the importance of journalism in today’s world.

The D Creations’ Scam 1770 team jointly released the teaser, song, and poster of the film during Shooting Stars 2024. On this occasion, the film’s lead actor Ranjan S, actor Raghu Shivamogga, director Vikas Pushpagiri, actress Harini, and music director Satish Aryan graced the occasion. Director Vikas Pushpagiri said that ‘Lakshmi’ can be stolen but not ‘Saraswati’ and appealed to the students to watch their film about the scam in educational institutions along with their parents.

Iiola compered the program. Rev. Fr William Marcel Rodrígues welcomed the gathering. Student Coordinator Ashwin Vinod Kumar delivered the vote of thanks.

As the chief guest of the valedictory program, Walter Nandalike, founder of Daijiworld Pvt. Ltd., said that journalism was his favorite subject and advised the students to become good journalists without any ideological bias. Comedian Arvind Bolar, another guest, explained the meaning of comedy, saying that comedy is not comedy done alone. It becomes a comedy only if the people who see it laugh.

Prof. William Marcel, Head of the Journalism Department; Dr Rose Veera D’Souza, Dean, Faculty of Arts; students of the Journalism and Visual Communication Department; and student coordinators were present for the program.

Short Film and Documentary Film Competitions, Photography, Mock Press, Reel, Reportage, and Mad Add competitions were organized for the students of various colleges. Students from eleven colleges participated in these; Vivekananda College, Puttur emerged as overall champions, and Srinivas College won II place.