The three-day film festival,Cine-manthan 2013,concluded at Panjab University (PU) on Saturday with the screening of the critically acclaimed Ship of Theseus,followed by a panel discussion on the relevance of film festivals.
The panel discussion,which was organised in the form of a baithak,was interspersed with views of the audience on the relevance and purpose of screenings of films on a platform like the university. Panel members for the discussion included Director General of Films Division of India V S Kundu,feature writer,The Indian Express,Jaskiran Kapoor,and two film makers,Arun Chadha and Joshy Joseph,whose films were screened during the festival.
Four students including two from the School of Communication Studies and one each from the Department of English and Cultural Studies represented the students in the discussion.
Earlier in the day,award-winning filmmaker Arun Chadha,whose documentary Mindscapes of Love and Longing was also screened on the final day,interacted with the audience.
A total of 12 films were screened on the last day of the festival,which included two documentaries,three animation films,one short film,five fiction films and one feature film. Ship of Theseus,a feature film interweaving three stories one of a visually impaired photographer,an ailing monk and an enterprising stockbroker was also one of the most well-received movies of the three-day event.
The festival,organized by the School of Communication Studies,showcased 39 historical,celebrated and award-winning films revolving around the theme of Observation,Archive and Documentation. While,the film festival concluded on Saturday,the interactive expo at the Fine Arts Museum will continue till October 7.