Cheryl Pinto
21 Jan 2018
Social Communications

The dignitaries on stage

Don Bosco High School & Junior college, Oros witnessed the hosting of a mega-event, Don Bosco Youth Festival of India (DBYFFI) on January 18th and 19th, 2018 in its campus. 34 short films that had been meticulously selected by a panel of experts from amongst hundreds of submissions were screened. The films screened have been directed and produced in countries like the US, Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Singapore, South Africa, France, Germany, Malaysia, UAE and India.

To make the event more appealing to the people of the district, the screening of the films were kept on an open football ground where more than 1500 people were gathered on both the days. The inaugural lamp was lit by Fr. Clive Telles, Rector and Principal of Don Bosco Oros, along with Sainath Jalvi, Producer & director of Marathi and Hindi movies, and actors Nayan Jadhav and Abhay Khadapkar.

In his welcome address Fr. Clive Telles spelt out the scope of the film festival as creating a venue for upcoming film makers to screen their films, have them evaluated by competent persons and get due recognition for them. Fascinating cinematography, clever scripts and acting with great finesse kept the viewers glued to the screens.

School children were prepared with the workshops conducted by the film personalities from days prior to the screening of the movies. They were given inputs about acting, directing, shooting, script writing, make up, and the technical details of evaluating a film. Fr. Joaquim Lobo thanked all those instrumental in making the event a grand success. The film festival offered a welcome venue for film lovers to come together to see and assess movies of the younger generation as well as to enjoy international movies.

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