International Film Festival
Film Festival' is Mumbai's first student organized international film festival.
It is an initiative taken by the students of Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal's
(SVKM's) Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management.
This festival aims at
providing a plethora of opportunities to student film makers from around
the globe as well as promoting and encouraging quality cinema. Launched
in March 2008, sixteen:nine has already carved a niche for itself with
highly acclaimed director Mr. Madhur Bhandarkar inaugurating the festival
and the Oscar-nominated actor and director Mr. Aamir Khan giving away the
awards. Prominent media personalities such as Mr. Sudhir Mishra, Mr. Ishaan
Raina, and Mr. B.P. Singh amongst others have also associated themselves
with the festival by conducting seminars for the students regarding the
various facets of film making.
sixteen:nine is scheduled
to take place on 12th & 13th of January 2009. This year the festival
boasts of more events, more celebrities and more fun. It promises to serve
as a perfect day out for all cinema lovers. Alongside the film screenings
& seminars, there will be on-venue and off-venue events as well.
The on-venue events include
Actor Hunt, Film Critic, and Ad filmmaking along with a host of other exciting
events sure to bring out the creative side of all those present.
The off-venue events include
scriptwriting, background score, story writing, and documentary making
amongst others. The participants for off-venue events need not be present
on the venue as they can send in their entries via the internet.
During the 2-day long
event there will be live web casting of all the on-venue action on our
Though the event itself
is going to take place in January '09, the excitement and the buzz has
Jury & Celebrities
|Mr. Aamir Khan
Mr. Sudhir Mishra
Mr. Madhur Bhandarkar
Mr. Ketan Mehta
Mr. Kundan Shah
Mr. Kiran Deohans
Mr. B.P. Singh
|Mr. Ashoke Pandit
Mr. Ishaan Raina
Mr. Ramesh Talwar
Mr. Sukhwinder Singh
Mr. Raghav Sachar
This year we are Supported
Mr. Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Mr. Prahlad Kakkar
Mr. Anupam Kher
Mr. Irrfan Khan
Mr. Santosh Sivan
Mr. Sangeeth Sivan
Mr. Khalid Mohammed
Mr. Shirish Kunder
Mrs. Shabana Azmi
|Mr. Salman Khan
Mr. Kiron Deohans
Mr. Ramesh Talwar
Mr. Shreyas Talpade
Mr. Kunal Kemmu
Mr. Sikander Kher
Mr. Raju Kher
Mr. Vivek Agnihotri
Mr. Sanjay Gupta
Mr. Aseem Bajaj
||Usha Pravin Gandhi College
of Management is also inaugrating a film society named sixteen:nine Film
Society. This film society will be a collection of college students from
all over Mumbai. It aims to promote & encourage quality cinema
from the world over. It caters to student cinema lovers.
With promises of going
bigger and better, we can only look forward to the enchanting and educating
experience sixteen:nine International Film Festival '09 is slated to be.
So, this January, fasten your seat belts for a ride through contemporary
cinema, through new-age film making.