Frames Film Festival 2017
Frames Film Festival, a concept made reality by the BMM department of SIES Nerul, has bid adieu until next year, with the curtains being drawn on its 14th Edition.
This year, Frames brought with it the will to be different from its predecessors, creating an identity for itself by gaining immense support from the media industry, having being powered by 9XO and 9XM.
Frames has always provided a foundation for amateur and enterprising film makers globally, to showcase their films. This year it also gave them a chance to grow under the guidance of the highly accomplished panelists.
The pivotal aspect that set the fest off on an exuberant start was having veteran actor Prem Chopra as the chief guest for the inauguration. Commencing the festival on a highly satisfactory note, the festival didn't experience any downfall across the span of three days.
Nitya Mehra, Jasmine Sandlas, Nikhil Paul George, Jay Oza, Kanu Behl, Varun Gupta were a few out of the many established celebrities on the panel for over 7 categories.
The festival concluded with the award ceremony, the awards were presented by Shibani Kashyap. FFF has continually astonished the audience with the standards it sets every year, aiming to grow with every edition.
The 14th edition has done just that, learnt from its predecessors and set an example for its successor. FFF was indeed an amalgamation of culture through the magic of moving pictures.
"I'm overwhelmed by the enthusiasm showed by these youngsters. I'm sure such film festivals organised at the college level will produce a number of actors, directors and filmmakers in our country." Prem Chopra
"BMM as a course in SIES Nerul has always aimed at promoting students to think out of the box. Frames, with its every edition has shown it's potential to become a global film phenomena." Dr. Koel Roy Chaudhary, Principal of SIES ,Nerul.
"It's an extremely well arranged program by the BMM department of SIES. It's a student oriented program, where students showcase their excellence by organizing a fest as big as Frames." Dr. Prof. Priyadarshani Poddar.
The first day also marked the screening of Short Films. The national short films judged by celluloid geniuses such as Ashwini Tiwari, Kiran Deohans and Attar Singh Saini. The international short films judged by renowned directors- Nitya Mehra and Kanu Behl.
The second day was booked for the screening of Documentary Films, Ad Films and Contingent Films. Documentary Film panel was graced by Jay Oza and Manish Bhatt. Ad Films were judged by Manish Bhatt, Parul Gulati and Bharat Dabholkar. Contingent Films an amalgamation of BMM movies where colleges having Mass Media as a course send in films directed by them. This category was judged by Varun Gupta and Alok Ulfat.
The third day that brings in a closure to this huge film fiesta, screened Animation Films, Music Videos and hosted the awards ceremony. The animation films were judged by Munjal Shroff, Shilpa Ranade and Narayan Shi. Music Video got it’s dose of glamour with celebrities like Jessica Sandlas and Nikhil Paul George and mesmerized the audience with soulful voices.
Frames Film Festival ended on a grand and nostalgic note for all the volunteers and the organizing committee of the BMM department at SIES COLLEGE Nerul. With the next edition that is a long way to come, the students are already all geared up and excited about what the coming year has in store for them.
Frames is a culture that is a part of every BMM student. There is no end for us because this 14 year living legacy continues to grow majestic in the wake of people who are passionate behind the science of filmmaking.
Frames Film Festival 2016
The 13th edition of Frames Film Festival aimed to be Bigger and Badder!
Frames Film Festival, an initiative of the BMM department of SIES college Nerul, Navi Mumbai has created its impact around the globe. Frames, a well-established brand, is India’s largest undergraduate film festival. Frames Film Festival was founded in the year 2003 by a handful of media students and over the years ithas been discerned under the wings of celebrities like Madhur Bhandarkar, Anurag Kashyap, Mahesh Bhatt, Ram Gopal Verma, Dibakar Banarjee, Vasant Bala, Prachi Desia and many more.Frames Film Festival provides a platform to talented film makers across nations to show their skills in different genres such as short films, animation films, music videos, commercial and public service advertisement films. Around hundreds of mass media students of SIES Nerul were working around the clock to make the fest bigger with their shimmering hard work and enthusiastic take on the decade old tradition. From gathering sponsors to getting celebrities for the festival that took place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of January 2016, required excellent convincing talent and hard work.
Frames Film Festival,this year received around 600 of national and international entrieswhich were screened on the three days of the festival. College cord head Shahan Narsang said “Receiving entries from every part of the world is just dream come true, this year we can proudly say that frames has taken the international route”
About 13th edition
The 13th edition of Frames Film Festival of the BMM Department of SIES College, Nerul was a three day massive celebration which began on the 21st of January and was concluded on the 23rd of January. The 13th Edition was inaugurated by the honorable Principal of SIES Nerul, Professor Dr. Rita Basu ma’am and the cast of ‘Zubaan’ starring Vicky Kaushal and Sarah Jane Dias along with the Director of the filmMozez Singhon 21st January in the quadrangle of the college. The cast of Zubaan also released their music at Frames Film Festival amidst 1000’s of students belonging to various streams.
After a grand opening the show began with screening of Short Film entries received from all over the world. The judging panel for the BMM category of short films was judged by prominent and experienced celebrities of the industry such asRenuka Shahane, Rajesh Khattar and Shantanu Ray and that of Non-BMM were judged by Navdeep Singh, Sriram Raghav and Vijay Lalwani.
On 22nd of January 2016, the second day of the festival, the audience witnessed a competition between numerous Documentaries judged by Sophy Sivaraman and Aruna Raje after which during the second half of the day, Advertisements submitted by participants were judged by prominent personalities such asPinaki Bose, Vijay Lalwani and Parikshit Vaidya.
The closing day was remarkable one as it was honored by the presence of veteran actor Mr. Jackie Shroff, who still manages to mesmerize the audience with his charm and Bindass bidu attitude, heart throb of millions, Mr. Shroff shared his enlightening experience and spoke about all the hardships he faced and conquered while being a part of the Indian Film Industry for over 4 decades. He also shared a few light and happy moments from his life. During his interactive session he motivated and guided the young media students while quoting, “We don’t always have to be critical and cynical. Sometimes, we need to forget about the results and dedicate ourselves to our tasks. Success comes to those who talk less and listen more as at the end of the day, it is the results that count and stand true to the maxim, big talkers are least doers”. The closing day continued with the Animation category where thejudging panel for Animation films consisted of Sachin Putharan and Kireet Khuranna, following which Music Videoswere judged byTulsi Kumar, Shahid Mallya and Kavita Seth. For the award and closing ceremony we had another beautiful and mesmerizing personality Neha Bhasin, famous singer of the Indian Film Industry. Frames Film Festival ended on a grand and nostalgic note for all the volunteers and the organizing committee of the BMM department at SIES COLLEGE Nerul. With the next edition that is a long way to come, the students are already all geared up and excited about what the coming year has in store for them.
For Frames, there is no end and there is no beginning. There is only an infinite passion for films and film – making.
Frames Film Festival 2015
Frames Film Festival is an initiative of the BMM Course of SIES (Nerul) College of Arts, Science and Commerce. It is one of the largest undergraduate Film Festivals in India. 12th Frames Film Festival was held on 15th, 16th and 17th of January 2015. Frames received entries not only from reputed colleges and film institutions across India but also from different countries like U.S.A., Great Britain, Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan
A modest initiative by a group of aspiring Mass-media students of the 2002-03 batch Frames today has grown into a platform for nurturing the talents of budding filmmakers. On a bigger canvas, our participants have been hired by reputed industry professionals over the years.
The theme for 12th Frames Film Festival was ‘Indie-Ras’ which combines the two aspects of Independent Cinema and Navras.
The students of the BMM Department of SIES NERUL made a theme video introducing the theme for 12th Frames Film Festival
15th January, Day1
Frames in its 12th edition was inaugurated by the cast of the upcoming Marathi movie “Baji” which included Nikhil Mahajan(Director), Amruta Khanvilkar(Actress) and Jitendra Joshi(Actor).The inaugural ceremony organized in the college quadrangle was also graced by Mr S.V.Viswanathan member management council of SIES, Dr. Rita Basu Principal SIES(Nerul) college, Dr. Alka Mahajan Principal SIES Graduate School of Technology.
Alka Mahajan Principal SIES Graduate School of Technology. The eminent film professionals addressed the audience and gave an insight into the story of the upcoming movie. They also screened the official trailer of Baji along with two other songs of the film. Dr.Rita Basu in her welcome address commended the frames team for their consistent performance and innovative ideas. The three eminent celebrities were enthralled by the response of the audience and Nikhil was also touched as his mother Dr. Alka Mahajan had a special bond with SIES
The quadrangle was beautiful decorated by the Frames Team, in their theme colors, that are red, blue and green.
Amruta Khanvilkar who is best known for her famous song, “Vaajle Ki Bara” from the award winning film “Natrang” did an impromptu performance much to the delight of the assembled audience. Nikhil Mahajan said “We directors, actors and jury learn a lot from college festivals like Frames Film Festival, coming here has inspired us”
The inaugural ceremony was followed by the screening of the short films for the competitive category. The jury members were, Shlok Sharma (Independent Filmaker), Vasan Bala(Writer and Assistant Director-Lunchbox) and Ritesh Shah (Writer-Kahani). They were joined by Aarti Bajaj (Editor-Highway), Samar Shaikh (Director-Bobby Jasoos).The films were realistic and experimental and were appreciated by the students. Two Short Films ‘Back story’ and ‘Shared Smile’ shared the honors in the category.
16th January 2015
Day – 2
Categories for the day – Documentaries and Advertisement films
The day commenced with the arrival of the star cast of the upcoming Marathi movie “Mitwaa” which included one of the most acclaimed actors in the Marathi industry Mr. Swapnil Joshi. He was accompanied with the co-producer of the film, Mr. Shekhar Jyoti and also Prarthana Behere. They showcased the film’s trailer along with two songs from the film at Frames Film Festival.
In an interactive session with the audience, Swapnil Joshi, complimented the students of the BMM Course of SIES for their promising and brilliant work showcased through their trailer and theme video. They also discussed the strengths and potential of Marathi Cinema.
The Documentary session was screened after the promotion of the Film Mitwa. Mr. Amitabha Singh (Oscar Award Nominee Cinematographer) and Pankaj Rishi Kumar (Documentary Film Maker) were the judges for Documentaries. The category included heart touching films related to topics such as Women Empowerment, Skin Donation and Acid Attacks. ‘The Elephant of that Bridge’ was the winner of the Documentary category.
The second session started with the Advertisement film category, judged by Soumya Tandon(Model and Actress) and Vineet Kumar Singh(Actor). The advertisement portrayed innovative ideas to sell existing products. The judges appreciated the creativity and out of box ideas of the participants. ‘Tattoo’ and ‘Smile please’ were the winning entries.
17th January 2015
Day – 3
Categories for the day – Animation, Music Videos and Awards
The third day commenced with Animation films category. The judges consisted of reputed animators like Sandeepa Kachru, Clifton Almedia and Rahul Bhatia who had many years of experience the animation and Special effects industry.
The films in the category were based on different issues such as the Peshawar Attacks, Undying Indian Art etc. The Judges shared their experience with the audience and emphasized on the importance of animation and special effects for the film industry. ‘Rigden The King of Shambala’ was the winning entry.
The second segment consisted of Music Video category judged by Mehul Gadani (Music director and Choreographer) and Harshit Saxena (Singer). The music videos screened in the festival were very peppy and infused a lot of energy in the crowd. Mehul Gadani and Harshit Saxena also performed for the enthusiastic audience. Socha Hai a music video emerged victorious in this category.
The 3 day film festival drew to a close with a grand award ceremony Mr Kabir Lal (Cinematographer-Yuvrajj and Apne) and other faculty members felicitated the winners of different categories. This year Frames Film Festival saw Marathi Cinema gain its rightful place and Frames truly celebrated regional cinema. The Festival was an enriching experience for students and faculty members.