Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal is going to witness a milieu of seminar, discussion, workshop, screening of films in a three day event Filmi Chakkar from January 14. Experts from different parts of the country will assemble at IIMC premises to deliberate on the theme ‘Cinema in the age of OTT’ for three days.
On the inaugural day a seminar will discuss the changing dynamics of cinema through the online streaming services, popularly known as Over the Top (OTT) platforms, compared to its traditional version.
Himanshu Khatua, Director-School of Mass Communication, KIIT University, eminent author and former Regional Director of IIMC Amaravati Dr. Nadeem Khan, National Award winning film writer Dr. Piyush Roy, Professor at St. Xavier’s University, Kolakata and film Director Utsav Chatterjee and writer and Head of Hindi of Sambapur Women’s College Dr. Jayanta Kar Sharma will deliver key note addresses in different sessions of the seminar. Various academicians and scholars will also present their papers around the theme.
A film appreciation course will be organized in the last two days and will be attended by students from various institutions of the state and outside. The appreciation course, curated by Dr. Piyush Roy, will deliberate on how to critically review a film, film reporting, various aspects of writing on films etc. There will be screening of films at the end of each day’s session.
Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee, Professor and Regional Director, IIMC said- this three daylong event will benefit the students interested in film journalism and others interested in films in general.