Chitrakatha ’09 Seminar
A group of students and faculty travelled to be a part of the Chitrakatha experience at National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. The second edition of the Chitrakatha International Student Animation Film Festival was on at NID’s Paladi campus from 29th to 31st October.
The students travelled by train and road to reach there and were able to have a private showing of their stop-motion movie “Galti Kiski”. This helped them learn a lot through the critical analysis of so many sincere artists at Chitrakatha.
The students also expressed their journey through video and sketches capturing the spirit of the event as well as the journey. The journey with a faculty itself is a huge learning, and surely going by their recitals, they were not deprived of this.
On their return, they showcased some interesting movies and even shared their experience of the tour in a form of a small Seminar for the other fellow students.
Parmod Kumar and Puneet Arora, the students witnessed the Festival in Ahmedabad told the students how they felt on meeting “Important” People from the Industry. “Sketching is the key to success in the Animation World. I have realised it late but this is the fact.”Parmod shared. Other student Puneet Arora told the students that “Industry is very different from what we visualise, people there are very practical, they know how to work.”
Manpal Setia, alumnis, National Institute of Design said , “Its really beneficial to visit such seminars and Film festivals. You learn alot and also inspires you to work more. This is the only chance to see movies from all the parts of the world and be updated.” Showcasing the movies which were nominated in the Festival, he also explained the way the movie production is done and also gave some details about the makers of the movie.