‘Making short films is a stepping stone for making larger ones'
Making short films is a stepping stone for the making of a big one on celluloid and the efforts of the film-makers should be appreciated and encouraged, according to Jampa Krishna Kishore, director of International Film Festival.
Speaking at the release function of the DVD of a short film by Monkeys Dream Productions - Kadhanam, made by the students of visual communication department of Andhra Loyola College at Child Aid Foundation here on Friday, Mr. Kishore said that the Vijayawada Film Society was promoting new talent in film making by organising film festivals and short film competitions regularly.
“Vijayawada has inspired many to become successful film makers. More avenues, as available in Hyderabad and other cities, should be brought to Vijayawada in the future,” he felt.
Noted stage artiste and film actor Pilla Lakshmi Prasad of “Sri Anjaneyam” fame congratulated the producer and the crew for their noble cause of donating the proceeds of the film to the needy. “We are planning to approach the educational institutions for screening of the film and the donations will be given away to the children in orphanages,” said K. Satish, director of the film. Mr. Satish said that the 24-minute film was made in two days at Tada near Nellore with a total expenditure of Rs.1 lakh. “It is a thriller. The post production work was done in Vijayawada at a studio in Nara Chandra Babu Colony. The film was shot by Panasonic 102B camera. The entire crew is from the city and students of Loyola College,” he added.
Incidentally, Mr. Satish, an ardent of fan of Japanese film maker Akira Kurasova and Iranian director Majid Masidi said that his aim was to make a big film in the future. Film heroine Swathi, film maker P. Siva, N. Sridhar, Mr. A. Goswami and unit members took part in the function in which hundreds of children of the Child Aid Foundation took part.