Let's Make Films: Summer Camp

Dates: 20th – 29th May (Except 26th May)
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Film Screening: 30th May
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: KCC Amphitheatre
Age Group: 13 to 18 & 19 to 24 

Are you passionate about storytelling and eager to explore the captivating world of filmmaking? Join us for Let's Make Films, an immersive summer camp brought to you by the Kolkata Centre for Creativity, in association with FootPrint @ The Peninsula Studios to empower young and passionate storytellers with the skills and knowledge to create captivating films. Whether you're new to camera work or seasoned in the craft, Let’s Make Films equips you with the skills to produce unique and personal cinematic works.

The summer camp covers all aspects of the filmmaking process, including pre-production, production, and post-production. The comprehensive curriculum provides practical knowledge, ensuring participants gain hands-on experience in scriptwriting, camera operation, audio recording, editing, and much more.

Why Join Let’s Make Films: Summer Camp

🔹Acquire practical skills and comprehensive knowledge relevant to film production, preparing for potential careers.
🔹Gain hands-on experience in every aspect of film production including pre-production, production, and post-production.
🔹Meet industry experts and film celebrities to gain valuable insights on the art of filmmaking.
🔹Exclusive studio visit.
🔹Develop critical thinking, creativity and imagination, communication, teamwork, and collaboration skills.
🔹Open for beginners and improving filmmakers.


Course Modules:

🔹Introduction to Storytelling and Filmmaking
🔹Pre-production: Stages of Filmmaking and Planning
🔹Production: Cinematography and Sound
🔹Post-production: Editing


Course Outcomes:
Upon completion, participants will:

🔹Produce a complete short film demonstrating acquired skills and creativity.
🔹Analyze and evaluate various filmmaking techniques, processes, and styles.
🔹Effectively communicate ideas and visions through visual storytelling.
🔹Gain opportunities to showcase films at Footprint Film Festivals.
🔹Engage and network with industry experts.


Course fee:

🔹Regular Fee (includes a one-day Studio Visit): INR 8,500
🔹Early Bird Offer for first 20 enrolments before 25th April: INR 7,000

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Trainer Profiles
Bidisha Roy Das With a career spanning over 30 years, Bidisha Roy Das is a versatile visual communicator, educator, vocalist, and entrepreneur. She has delved into various creative domains, including broadcast journalism, television production, independent filmmaking, music, and art education. Bidisha has crafted numerous thought-provoking features and documentaries, particularly focusing on art and artists.

Co-founding the JD Centre of Art Film Forum in Bhubaneswar, Bidisha spearheaded initiatives aimed at archiving, documenting, and screening films centered on art. Her efforts led to the establishment of the JDCA Film Festival for Art & Artists, an esteemed event celebrating the fusion of art and cinema. Additionally, Bidisha founded Anjuman, an organization dedicated to nurturing 21st-century skills in children and young adults through art pedagogy.

In her commitment to empowering young voices, Bidisha co-founded the FootPrint Film Festival, providing a platform exclusively for children and youth to showcase their films and share their unique stories and perspectives.

Priyanjana Dutta brings over 20 years of experience as a freelance journalist and award-winning filmmaker. Starting her journey in television with UTV and later joining NDTV, Priyanjana was part of the acclaimed documentary team, India Matters. She furthered her career as a sports anchor at NDTV before assuming the role of Bangalore Bureau Chief at CNN-IBN in 2005.

As an independent filmmaker, Priyanjana's focus lies in amplifying voices from marginalized communities, shedding light on issues of livelihood, sustainability, climate rights, education, and the rights of children, women, and minority groups. She is also the co-founder of the FootPrint Film Festival, a testament to her dedication to providing a platform for underrepresented narratives.

Nilav Bose An award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and TEDx speaker, Nilav Bose brings a wealth of experience in both non-fiction and fiction filmmaking. His portfolio boasts diverse projects featured on prestigious platforms such as NatGeo, Sony BBC Earth, and Discovery India. Collaborating with renowned filmmakers like Ahmer Khan, Nilav has worked on international documentary projects exploring pressing issues such as wetland conservation and AIDS.

Nilav's passion for storytelling extends to fiction filmmaking, with his latest project, 'Arshi,' currently in post-production. Armed with a background in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Xavier's University, Nilav possesses a profound understanding of visual storytelling nuances, enriching his contributions to the cinematic landscape.

Debadrita Bose is a  filmmaker, poet and  translator. She has authored two books of poetry and has contributed to translation anthologies. She has made a number of films on gender and sexuality.  Her films travel national and international festivals. Debadrita writes screenplay and also makes ad films and corporate films. She is also a teacher of literature and cinema.