One of India’s most reputed film and media institutes, Whistling Woods International (WWI), is a significant 5-acre portion of our vicinity. And it’s all set to open its doors to the public on September 30 and October 1, as Celebrate Cinema time arrives.
Catch a teaser video of the festival here –
When Indian cinema turned a century old in the year 2012, WWI, paying homage to Indian film and other creative media and arts, organised a one-of-a-kind film festival – Celebrate Cinema. The festival was to commemorate this long journey of one of the world’s most significant cinema. The WWI campus was thrown open to welcome anyone and everyone with enthusiasm, love or even just curiosity and appreciation for cinema. Age and qualification holding no bars, the festival invited absolutely everybody. In keeping with this spirit, WWI has hosted Celebrate Cinema each year.
This year, the institute has geared up for Celebrate Cinema 2016 – an action-packed two-day event. It is an open-for-all event – all cinephiles and enthusiasts, aspiring filmmakers, media and fashion professionals – where one can attend workshops, screenings, various contests and celebrity panel discussions.
The faculty conducts hundreds of new and exciting workshops over two days, to cover any and every nuance of film-making from props and costumes to sound design and stunt direction. The festival will also have panel discussions with industry stalwarts and icons.
“In 2012, to mark the centenary of Indian Cinema, we spearheaded the grandest celebration with Cinema 100.Since then, we have specially dedicated two days every year to put forth the grandest history and magnificent advancements of Indian Cinema to all cine lovers, enthusiasts and aspirants, through Celebrate Cinema,” says Meghna Puri, president of WWI, on her Facebook page. “We open our campus and our hearts to everyone. Please join us in this unique celebration.”
The highlights of Celebrate Cinema 2016 (and what interests me personally) include a Master class with the Udta Punjab team that includes director Abhishek Chaubey and writer Sudip Sharma; a humour-writing and presentation workshop by stand-up comedian Sorabh Pant; a panel discussion, Literature to Cinema with director Vishal Bhardwaj, author Amish Tripathi, screenplay writer Pubali Chaudhuri and Sriram Raghavan.
Venue: Whistling Woods International, Film City Complex, Goregaon (East)
Visit https://www.whistlingwoods.net/celebrate-cinema for more details of the schedule and highlights of Celebrate Cinema 2016.
The institute will charge an entrance fee of ₹100 for each visitor as a registration fee