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VIPS, IFUNA Jointly Organise Film Making Competition To Raise Awareness About Water Crisis

Cinephile is a film making competition where like minded individuals come together through the medium of motion pictures.

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Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS), in association with Indian Federation of United Nations Association (IFUNA), organised Cinephile 2019 recently.

Cinephile is a film making competition where like minded individuals come together through the medium of motion pictures. A total of 30 entries were received in the categories of documentaries, short films and public service messages.

As India is facing one of the its major and most serious water crisis, the theme this year for this student film competition was water. Water conservation is the need of hour and is of the utmost important of United Nations' agenda.

After a preliminary round, the best entry under each category was selected. The event began with Martin Scorese’s statement, 'Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out'.

The event was fuurther graced with the presence of Deepak Parvatiyar, Representative of IFUNA; Vijay Singh Jodha, Film Maker and Photographer; Diwan Singh, Member, Dwarka Water Bodies and Committee. Dr. Charu Lata Singh, Dean of VSJMC, who was also the festival director addressed the audience and formally welcomed the guests.

Furthermore Rajender Singh adressed the audience with his enriching words of wisdom. He said, “Earlier, the science we learned was the science of common sense, and now we are learning the science with mathematics and equations.”

“I don’t care about the demand and supply. I only care about the earth. I believe that once the earth is filled with water, the earth will take care of our stomachs automatically,” he added.

He believes once all the institutes start teaching on the subject of ‘nourishment of nature’, the world will become a better place to live in.

Yamuna: A Cry For Help by Prateek Sudan, which was one of the best entry, won the first prize in the documentary category. The team received a certificate, a trophy and a laptop by HP.

GOLD by Aayush Arora, won the first prize in the short film category. IMMINENT by Jasneet Duggal won the first prize in the category for PSM. Both the team received a certificate, a trophy and printers by HP.


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