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IFIM’s film festival IGNITE unleashes the creativity of students

January 30, 2019

Bangalore based IFIM College hosted IGNITE – a two-day film festival on January 19 & 20 at the college auditorium. The agenda was to provide a platform that serves as an impetus to young minds to unleash their inherent creativity.

The event featured a Short Film Making contest; the winner for best film was Samara, best editor – Door no. 143, best screenplay – Kanasina Prapancha, best actor for Samara, best director for Bluff, and best cinematographer for Alike. There were also other contests such as story writing contest and photo stories contest along with a photography workshop.

Sharing her views on the student organised event, Dr. Anupama Natarajan, principal, IFIM College said, “In this era of constant innovation in every field, creativity is the currency for success. Ignite is an ideal platform for young minds to explore their skills and present their creativity in different ways. It is important for colleges to provide an engaging practical exposure to students to prepare them better for their continuous employability.”

Popular names of the Kannada film industry such as national award winning director Manso Re, a veteran of the film industry Sunil Puranik, noted film maker Sagar Puranik and the crew of their upcoming short film, director Sathya Prakash, cinematographer Navya Kadame, and novelist Preeti Shenoy also graced the event as guests.

 Premier screening of a short film by noted film maker Sagar Puranik on January 19 was also a part of the IFIM Ignite Film Festival-2019.

On January 20, the nine short films selected by the panel of judges were screened for the general public.

Bangalore based IFIM College offers world-class education by nurturing human values and ethics and by imparting knowledge which emphasises on life skills. To learn more, visit

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