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Campaign inevitable for festival films: Geetu Mohandas

Web Desk‌Updated: Thursday Dec 14, 2017

Thiruvananthapuram>‘Festival films should be popularized along with the mainstream films’ says actor director  Geetu Mohandas at the two day seminar ‘Empowering Women for Cinema’ held at Hotel Apollo Dimora as a part of the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala. The usage of ‘female filmmaker’ is not at all appropriate and such gender disparities cannot be accepted. During my acting days, I was unable to comprehend what my dialogues were and now the situation has changed a lot, added Geetu while delivering the lecture on the topic ‘Making your first film’.

‘Good film is born only when one realizes that one’s perspectives are incorrect’, opined director Anup Singh. Cinema is time bounded. We must sense this fact with all our senses and act accordingly, added Singh.

It is vital for women filmmakers to make their own stand point’ said Rayhana, director of ‘I Still Hide to Smoke’. She expressed her shooting experiences and her accidental entry to the film industry from the theatre arena.

Renowned Indian film Amit V Masurkar also took class on the same theme. The session was followed by the lecture on ‘Film Festivals’ by Alessandra Speciale and ‘Colour Management from Set to Screen’ by Sidharth Meer.