It is festival time again at DBICA, with the tenth edition of DSFF -DBICA Short Film Festival in the offing, with the festival being scheduled to be held at the DBICA Theatres on Saturday, 9th July 2011, from 9 am onwards. This one day festival will feature 25 films, shortlisted from the 65 entries that came in for DSFF. The lineup includes various short films, animation films and documentaries from short film makers all over Tamil Nadu.
DSFF strives solely to nurture local talent, encouraging and promoting local short film makers and young media entrepreneurs to show case their works of art, and provide them with a platform that offers them interaction, networking and greater visibility. “Six participants of DSFF are already into feature filmmaking and it has paved a great way to their career. We are there to support and promote you towards greater laurels,“ said Fr. Harris, the festival director, while talking to the film makers about the scope of such short film festivals. Such festivals have no doubt been great avenues of awareness and fountains fostering a sense of deep social responsibility among the filmmakers and the public.
The first phase of selection comprised of the shortlisting of 25 entries which were viewed by an esteemed board of Jury, under the leadership of Director Bhimsingh Lenin, Director Agathiyan, Director Rajkumar and Professor Hadwin, Head of the Deapartment of Visual Communication, AM Jain College. The best ones will be awarded cash awards and certificates at the Award Ceremony on the day of the festival.
The guests of honour who will be crowning the festival will be Rev. Fr. Antonyray Chinnappan, the Vice President of Don Bosco Institutions – Tamil Nadu, Rev. Rajan Pushparaj, Rev. Tyrone Baron, Mr. Pakkirisamy, Regional Officer – Tamil Nadu Sensor Board, Director Agathiyan, Director Lenin and Mr. Sundaralingam, MD – Jayachandran Textiles.
The one day festival is scheduled to commence at 09.30 a.m and conclude with an award ceremony at 06.00 p.m on Saturday, 9th July 2011. This year the festival adds greater significance as the DSFF marches in its tenth edition, and several short film makers, students from media institutes and film lovers are expected to participate in the festival.