DJMC short film ‘Ayesha’ bags first prize at Media Festival

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Government College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar bagged the First Prize in the film category for its short film ‘Ayesha’ at the Media Festival organised by Govt. Degree College, Baramulla on September 20, 2023.

Earlier, the film earned rave reviews at the Film Fests held at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and GCW M.A. Road in June.

The film explores the theme of Art Therapy as a coping strategy for drug addiction and depression. The film was made during the week-long workshop on ‘Short Film-making’ held from June 1 to June 7, 2023. Noted cinematographer and editor, Mr. Muhammad Younis Zargar was the resource person for the workshop. Under the guidance of the resource person, the students worked on all parts of pre-production, production and post-production.

To begin with students were acquainted with the basics of scriptwriting. After several drafts, a final screenplay was selected. Accordingly, a film crew was formed with different students assigned various tasks. Shot lists, storyboards, shooting schedules, casting and rehearsals were carried out in the pre-production stage.

Some students were involved in directing the various scenes and shots while others handled the camera, sound recording and lighting at the indoor and outdoor sets. After securing the footage, the resource person taught students practical editing techniques, including adding a soundtrack, colour grading, exporting the film etc.


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