BCS aims to develop native storyteller through cinema: Atul Gangwar

Ahmedabad:  On the occasion of two day workshop held by Saptrang Film Society of Gujarat, the secretary of Bharatiya Chitra Sadhna (BCS), Shri Atul Gangwar, said that BCS aims to develop budding filmmakers as native storyteller in the field of cinema as their work could be appreciated and recognized worldwide in time to come. The workshop was held in collaboration of BCS at Gujarat Technological University in Ahmedabad on July 30-31. Notably, Saptrang is affiliated with BCS that provides an ecosystem encouraging the young filmmakers to promote Bharatiya values in their work.

On the sideline of the workshop website of Saptrang Film Society was officially inaugurated in presence of celebrities from Gujarati theatre and vernacular film industry. The chief guest of the event was the former director of National School of Drama Shri Waman Kendre (Padamshree awardee), guest of honour Shri Navin Sheth, Shri Mayur Chauhan and other dignitaries were given a very traditional welcome with Aarti and Tilak  by young Svayamsevikas.

President of Saptrang Shri Vandan Shah briefed the audience about the objectives of the film Society and said that a Short Film Festival will be organised in the next February 2023 as one of its major deliverables in the future. On the occasion Shri Waman Kendre also launched the Saptrang website.

BCS trustee Shri Ajit Shah shared the broader goals of the Film Society at the national level while vice president of Saptrang  Preeti Bhatt briefed the 32 enthusiastic participants about the design of the workshop, expected outcomes and initiatives.

The Vice Chancellor of GTU Shri Navin Sheth as the co-organizer of the event shared his views on the importance of articulation in expression and extended future support to the Film Society in similar endeavors.

Shree Waman Kendreji gave his valuable insights on cinema and extended is appreciation for the initiative taken by BCS for creating a wonderful platform for students willing to learn more about cinema.

Sharing his experiences Gujarati Film actor Mayur Chauhan aka Michael spoke about the challenges he faced and urged participants to learn cine craft with more patience and full of dedication.

As many as 32 participants were selected out of 86 registrations from all over Gujarat for the workshop. The design of the workshop was conceived and provided by BCS, the parent concern. Three major subjects of film making – Acting,  Script writing and Direction were divided into six sessions. Renowned celebrated mentors conducted two sessions each in the field of their expertise and experience. Waman Kendre for acting , Sanjay Trivedi for script writing and Sandeep Patel for direction kept the students engaged in interesting physical as well as creative activities to give them valuable comprehensions on this vast subject. Ice Breaker activities, assignments in script writing and tasks given for character building and story weaving made the workshops vibrant and full of fun.

At the closing ceremony of the workshop OSD – Dharohar – GTU Centre for Indian Knowledge System Dr Shruti Kikani and the trustee of Vishva Sanvad Kendra gave the valuable and visionary inputs to the budding film makers by their motivational address. This was followed by some enthusiastic and encouraging feedbacks and a formal felicitation with certificates distribution to participants. Secretary of Saptrang Film Society, Abhimanyu Samrat, tendered the vote of thanks.