A unique project – FilmIt -- aimed at making children understand and appreciate the culture and heritage of Hyderabad and share it with students in the United Kingdom was launched by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) on Monday.
The project envisages students making short duration films (1 to 2 minutes) on the culture and heritage of Hyderabad and sharing the films, through the internet, with children in UK schools.
As part of the project, a training programme to teach school students on various aspects of film making was held on Monday by Intach at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills.
Eight students and two teachers from each school, including BVB, Jubilee Hills, Jubilee Hills Public School, Meridian School, Banjara Hills, Gitanjali Devshala, Balamrai, Secunderabad and Oxford Public School are participating in the project.
“It is a sort of cultural exchange project in which students from UK and Hyderabad can share audio-visual content on heritage and culture among each other. Such a project was held successfully in other parts of the country,” said Convenor, Intach, Hyderabad, Anuradha Reddy.
On Monday, members of Helen Hamlyn Trust, UK, who are collaborating with Intach for the project, provided training to students on making short films.
The topics covered during the training included dubbing, editing and filming. Students were also given a camera free of cost to enable them to make the movie.
The project has already been successfully implemented in other Indian cities, including Delhi, Chennai, Goa and Kolkata. .
“We have selected five schools from the capital and students from each school will have to make 25 movies of 1 to 2 minutes duration for the project,” said Anuradha Reddy.