Unleash Your Inner Auteur At This 10-Day Filmmaking Summer Camp In Kolkata

Unleash Your Inner Auteur At This 10-Day Filmmaking Summer Camp In Kolkata
The Kolkata Centre for Creativity

This is an open call to all aspiring storytellers! This summer, the Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) and The Peninsula Studios are offering an exciting opportunity for the city’s youth to delve into the captivating world of filmmaking. The Let's Make Films Summer Camp is designed for anyone aged 13 to 24 with little or no experience, providing a fun and immersive learning experience.

The 10-day camp will equip participants with a comprehensive skillset required across all stages of film production. From brainstorming story ideas to the final cut, campers will gain hands-on experience in scriptwriting, camera operation, audio recording, video editing, and even special effects. The camp also emphasizes the importance of sound design, music integration, and directing actors, ensuring your film comes alive with audio-visual power.

But the benefits don't stop there. Let's Make Films fosters the development of crucial soft skills like critical thinking, creativity, communication, and teamwork. As you collaborate with fellow aspiring filmmakers on your short film project, you'll learn how to effectively communicate your ideas, navigate creative differences, and work together to achieve a common goal.

One of the major highlights of the camp is a one-day exclusive studio visit. This provides a unique opportunity to witness filmmaking in a professional setting and gain valuable insights from industry experts. There's even the chance to have your film screened at the prestigious FootPrint Film Festivals.

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The camp boasts an impressive faculty lineup, with each instructor bringing targeted expertise to the table:

Bidisha Roy Das
Bidisha Roy DasKCC

Bidisha Roy Das boasts a career spanning over 30 years. She is a versatile visual communicator, educator, vocalist, and entrepreneur. She has delved into various creative domains, including broadcast journalism, television production, independent filmmaking, music, and art education. Bidisha has crafted numerous thought-provoking features and documentaries, particularly focusing on art and artists.

Co-founding the JD Centre of Art Film Forum in Bhubaneswar, Bidisha spearheaded initiatives aimed at archiving, documenting, and screening films centered on art. Her efforts led to the establishment of the JDCA Film Festival for Art & Artists, an esteemed event celebrating the fusion of art and cinema. Additionally, Bidisha founded Anjuman, an organization dedicated to nurturing 21st-century skills in children and young adults through art pedagogy.

In her commitment to empowering young voices, Bidisha co-founded the FootPrint Film Festival, providing a platform exclusively for children and youth to showcase their films and share their unique stories and perspectives.

Priyanjana Dutta
Priyanjana DuttaKCC

Priyanjana Dutta brings over 20 years of experience as a freelance journalist and award-winning filmmaker. Starting her journey in television with UTV and later joining NDTV, Priyanjana was part of the acclaimed documentary team, India Matters. She furthered her career as a sports anchor at NDTV before assuming the role of Bangalore Bureau Chief at CNN-IBN in 2005.

As an independent filmmaker, Priyanjana's focus lies in amplifying voices from marginalized communities, shedding light on issues of livelihood, sustainability, climate rights, education, and the rights of children, women, and minority groups. She is also the co-founder of the FootPrint Film Festival, a testament to her dedication to providing a platform for underrepresented narratives.

Nilav Bose
Nilav BoseKCC

Nilav Bose is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and TEDx speaker. He brings a wealth of experience in both non-fiction and fiction filmmaking. His portfolio boasts diverse projects featured on prestigious platforms such as NatGeo, Sony BBC Earth, and Discovery India. Collaborating with renowned filmmakers like Ahmer Khan, Nilav has worked on international documentary projects exploring pressing issues such as wetland conservation and AIDS.

Nilav's passion for storytelling extends to fiction filmmaking, with his latest project, 'Arshi,' currently in post-production. Armed with a background in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Xavier's University, Nilav possesses a profound understanding of visual storytelling nuances, enriching his contributions to the cinematic landscape.

Debadrita Bose
Debadrita BoseKCC

Debadrita Bose is a filmmaker, poet and translator. She has authored two books of poetry and has contributed to translation anthologies. She has made a number of films on gender and sexuality. Her films travel national and international festivals. Debadrita writes screenplay and also makes ad films and corporate films. She is also a teacher of literature and cinema.

Whether you dream of directing Hollywood blockbusters or crafting documentaries that spark social change, Let's Make Films Summer Camp offers a springboard for your filmmaking journey. In just 10 days, you'll gain the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to turn your story ideas into reality. So, if you're passionate about storytelling and eager to explore the magic of filmmaking, sign up today and unleash your inner filmmaker!

Let's Make Films Summer Camp

Venue: Kolkata Centre for Creativity Ampitheatre

Dates: May 20-30, 2024

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Fees: ₹ 8500

Click here to register.

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