The week-long Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop organised by Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival (BVFF) in association with Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune came to an end on Saturday.
The workshop, which started from September 15, brought together many aspiring filmmakers from all parts of the country — each with an urge to learn the new art of filmmaking. Gone are the days of using only expensive and rather bulky gear to produce any kind of films. With the continuous and fast-paced evolution of smartphones, many of the shots can now be taken with one’s own smartphones.
The workshop was conducted by Ajmal Jami, course director FTII, and aimed to make people aware of the importance, potential and easier accessibility of smartphones. Talking about his experience during this workshop he said, “The fact that they can now come up with movies by themselves says about their potential as filmmakers.”
“On top of that, I was able to make many young and new friends through this workshop,” he added.
During the final day on Saturday, participants were asked to make one short film incorporating all the knowledge gathered during the workshop. After a screening session of the short films, certificates were distributed as the participants bode a tearful goodbye to the experience and new friends they made.