Festival theme: Freedom and Confinement
Cinema is one of the most powerful artforms. The impact of cinema on society, culture, trends, dissent, so on and so forth is immeasurable. However, its use has not just been limited to expressing the collective but intensely personal, individual and independent thought. As a result, cinema has emerged as a medium of not just society’s fear, apprehensions and dystopias but also hopes and utopian futures, especially at a time of crises.
Today, while the world is facing one of the biggest health crises in the last hundred years, we turn once again to look for refuge and expression through the cinematic universe. In this light, the Film club of DGMC brings to you the fourth annual film festival, Cine Voyage, 2021. A three day (11th, 12th & 13th February 2021) festival celebrating our love for everything cinema, extending from the remotest corners of the world, all the way back home. This annual platform has been created by DGMC to encourage students and professionals alike to not just showcase their talents but also their creativity, the scale of their ideas and their interpretations.
During the pandemic, the world population has faced willing and unwilling isolation and at the same time it has led us to exploring parts of our lives we had buried. Reflecting this, our theme this year is Freedom and Confinement. Keeping pace with the times we are living in where spatial and time constraints and paradoxically, preoccupation with social and digital lives, we are organizing a film competition for amateurs as well as professionals in the short film and the web-series category. We hope to see the grit and the strength along with the plethora of emotions this pandemic has exposed throughout the world.
Along with the competition, two days of exciting workshops, panel discussion and guest lectures by experts from the film fraternity are also part of this year’s Cine Voyage. The aim is to create an enabling environment to support and give a boost to amateur and professional individuals, at the national and international level by providing spaces for direct interaction and a chance to learn from the industry professionals.