10th August 2012
‘Green Screen Lab 2012’ inaugurated in KIIT
KIIT School of Film and Media Sciences in association with Eleeanora Images Pvt. Ltd (EI), New Delhi and Performing Arts Labs (PAL), London organized a 10-day workshop ‘Green Screen Lab 2012’ for quality children’s cinema in India to create a ‘new wave’ in Indian Children’s cinema with imagination, care and respect for the family audience.
Inaugurating the workshop, Dr. A. Samanta Said, KIIT has been organizing many national and international workshops including 99th Indian Science Congress. By hosting Green Screen Lab 2012, students of KIIT School of Film and Media Sciences will be benefited.
Speaking on the occasion, Nila Madhab Panda, whose “I am Kalam” is one of the most-awarded and critically-acclaimed Indian children’s films of recent times said “The call for entry to the Lab elicited a huge response and the selection jury had a tough time picking up the chosen 18 as the quality of the submissions was generally quite high. In fact, this gives us great hope about the future of children’s cinema, which has been a neglected genre in India largely,” Also he informed that he would be making a film, where students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) would be involved as KISS is the real inspiration for children film makers to make a film.
Sussan Benn, Founder PAL said, we can make better cinema if it will be experimented. Mr. Shravan Kumar, CEO, Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) said these types of workshops are very essential for Indian Children’s film makers, so that they can learn more about Indian children’s psychology. Later he informed about a proposal from CFSI to tie up with KISS for making children’s film. Mr. H. S. Khatua, CEO, KIIT School of Film and Media Sciences proposed vote of thanks.
Noted German Director, Arend Agthe, Indian new-age filmmaker Onir and screenwriter Sanjay Chouhan of “I am Kalam” and “Paan Singh Tomar” fame will mentor 18 screenplays for children’s cinema at this Green Screen Lab 2012, while at least 5 films are likely to get funding for production in 2013. The 18 screenplays include six from North-East India as part of the Lab organisers’ idea to bring out the many exciting stories from the neglected region to the mainstream India and beyond.
The selected screenplay writers are Adhiraj Singh (Forgot About Mina); Anusha Nandakumar & Sandeep Saket (Mountain by the Roadside), Bassanti Pathak (Pincha My Talking Dog), Bhaskarjyoti Das (The Puppet Theatre),Dominic Megam Sangma (My Mother’s Dream), Gaurav Saxena (Rangzen), Jyoti Nisha (Kahani Chamki Aur Cheeku Ki), Reema Borah (Yeh Jo Hara Hai), Reema Sengupta (Kayko), Romi Meitei (My Home), Shazia Khan (Sabiha), Soumendra Padhi (Time to Run), Sudipto Sen (Amatali), Utpal Borpujari (Ishu) and Vijay Rajan Singh (A Roadside Dream), Irfan jami (jaagna mana hai'), Mohinder Singh (Bhujang) and K Ramchandran (Children of Rhythm).
In the fully-residential Lab, there will be intensive group and one-one sessions with Lab mentors and experienced directors, as well as advice on international children’s film production, marketing and distribution from visiting guest mentors from India and Europe. There will also be screening of and discussions on internationally acclaimed children’s films.