YOUTH SPRING FILM FESTIVAL 2015
The third edition of the film festival will be held at 2015 May 16,17 th and 18th at three stages in Nalanda Campus (Hotel Nalanda) at Kozhikode. This time festival has accepted ‘Nationality: Sign in, Sign out’ as its theme.
‘ NATIONALITY: SIGN IN, SIGN OUT ’ / FOCUS OF THE YEAR – 2015
This time Solidarity wants to pose deliberations on nationalism and its constraints.
We are witnessing universalism of humanity is being strangled by nationalistic presumptions. Some are digging out nationalist, racist and historical reasons-only to hate one another! Universal human values are being abhorred simultaneous to the sanctification of symbols related to nationalism. Blind patriotism and national symbols has engrossed the minds tantamount to old king worship and tribal symbols. Incapable of any development, such trends affect unwanted rage only.
Youth Spring Film Fest fosters and compiles the efforts which destruct and resist the barriers with camera.
Award winning documentary film maker Soumitra Dastidar is the festival director. His independent documentaries include Nothing Official, Genocide & After (both post Gujarat Riot), a documentary based on the situation of Bhopal after 25 years of the gas tragedy, The Story of a Golden River (based on the problem of making a dam and its harmful effect on lives of people & environment), Letter to my Daughter (based on the predicament of people of Manipur), Musalmaner Katha (documentary on the conditions of Muslims in Bengal). He has already made 6 documentary films on Sundarbans. He is columnist of a well known Bengali daily. His documentaries are regularly shown in national & world social forums. He also has a book to his credit, namely, ‘My Days with People’s Guerrilla Army’.
He is a member of Mahanirban Kolkata Research Group (a forum of social scientists), Insaf (National Social Forum). He is a two-time BFJA award winner & has won Teheran radio award, BBC Radio-talk of the week award, German critic award, Bombay Film Producers’ award etc.
Works of Stalin K, India based Documentary Filmmaker, Media and Human Rights Activist are in retrospective of the fest. His Films, Lesser Humans And India Untouched, On The Issue Of CasteAnd UntouchabilityIn Contemporary India, Have Galvanized International Attention To Caste DiscriminationAnd Won Numerous Film Awards. He Has Done Pioneering Work On New Models Of Community MediaTo Empower Marginalized Groups. His Organization Video VolunteersIs One Of The Biggest Community Media Organizations In The World.
Awards will be given to the best of:
BEST WOMEN FILM MAKER AWARD
C SARTH CHANDRAN MEMMORIAL AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM
FOCUS OF THE YEAR
Adam Ayyub, C. Dawood, PI Noushad
Babu Baradwaj, KP Sasi, Dr. Umer Tharamel, Gopal Menon, KK Baburaj, Rekha Raj, Shamshad Hussain, Sherry, Majeed Gulistan, Deepesh, Madhu Janardhanan, Musthafa Deshamangalam, Biju Mohan, Anusree, Fousiya Shams, KP Jayakumar, KA Saifuddin, M. Noushad, Sreemith Sekhar
T. Mohammed Velom
Kalathil Farooq, P. Ruksana, Nahas Mala
Rifa Sanbaq, Illyas Elambilakode
Y Irshad, SA Ajims, Muhsin Parari, Shaheen K. Moidunny, Saleem Kurikkalakath, I. Zameel, Khasida Kalam, Rabeeha Abdurehim, Sabir Sameeksha, Anas Yasin, Rasheed Makkada, Nizam Kadiri, OK Faris, Muhammed Shefeek, Jaseem PP, Zakariya Valanchery, Fasalurrahman, VT Anees, K. Najathullah, Sabir, Raees EK, Haneesh, Ameer CP, Haris Nadakkavu, Sajeer Nadakkav, Banna Kakkodi, Thanveer Mohiyuddin
Your good-self is supposed to associate and support this event with creative support!