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  • 20th Anniversary Celebration begins with SJCC Film Festival ‘23

    • 28 Jun 2023

    Changanassery: In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the St. Joseph College of Communication hosted the first edition of the SJCC film festival on June 28, June 30, and July 1, 2023. Well-known director Jude Anthany Joseph inaugurated the film festival. The three-day festival screened 42 films under the categories called Director’s Corner, Timelapse, Students Corner, and Infocus. The nine films of alumni competed in the Timelapse section, in which Stolen Love, directed by Sreyas Joseph, bagged the first prize Rs. 25000. Oormakal Uppillittathu by Anto Boban won second prize, and third prize went to Ashin Jose for his film Period of Confusion. The selection process had been undertaken by the main jury, consisting of Dr. Biju, the Rahman Brothers, and Renjith Kuzhur. The festival website, instagram page, and the signature film made by Saji Raphael and a group of animation department faculty members were all unveiled on June 26. Fr. Dr. Joseph Parackal, the college principal, addressed the audience on that day and said, "This film festival is just the beginning; all of you are expected to work on our next editions of the festival so that it will be a great learning experience." On the first day of the film festival, Dr. Biju presided over the inaugural ceremony, followed by the screening and moderated discussion of Perariyathavar. After a lively mix of competition, students’ films and diploma films from selected film institutes were shown. Such a pattern was followed in the next two days, with the Rahman Brothers’ Chavittu and Sanju Surendrans’ Aedan headlining days 2 and 3, respectively. This active dialogue between directors and audience was kept alive throughout the film festival, moderated by our faculties, which, in summation, gave an intense look into contemporary Malayalam cinema and a cross section of students’ films. Every day was concluded with a live jam session conducted by the students of the music club. The films Period of Confusion, directed by Ashin Jose in the Timelpase, and Apart, directed by Akhilesh Suraj in the students’ corner, won the audience choice award. In the concluding ceremony, Sanju Surendran gave awards to the participants and congratulated the winners. Fr. Dr. Mathew Murainkary, academic director, outlined the vision of the festival moving forward, which will open up the national-level competition section to live and animated films. In addition, he announced the tentative dates of the next edition of the film festival. Sunny Joseph, Dean of Media Studies, in his summation address, declared the film festival a resounding success and congratulated the entire team, who worked seamlessly alongside Shahi A.J., general convenor of the SJCC film festival.

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