Cinema is the best medium to educate masses: Chairperson of the Jury
The press conference focussed on the value of cultural exchange and importance of BRICS Film Festival in creating bridges between the member nations. The jury and chairperson of BRICS Film Festival accentuated on the friendly relations and cultural exchange in between the nations
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Francis Vogner Dos Reis, Jury-Brazil, said that Films were the reflection of the countries they are made in. Through BRICS Film Festival, people of the member states would learn more about the country of Brazil and its culture in a better way.
Another jury member from Russia Mr. Kirill Razlogov said that Diversity was very important for the cinema as film captures various aspects of the culture and reflects it to the rest of the world. The BRICS Film Festival would help the member nations to learn better techniques and better film making.
Mr. Hou Keming, Jury-China said that beginning of this Film Festival was the most difficult and India has flawlessly organized the first ever BRICS Film Festival.The cultural exchange was very important as it binds people of different nations together.
Ms.Xoliswa Sithole, Jury-South Africa, added, South Africa was a very young nation that gained its independence just 22 years ago was learning a lot from the other member nations through the cultural exchange made possible through the films. He further added that Cinema has always inspiredto help each other and has served as the medium for social cohesion.
Concluding the conference, Mr. C Senthil Rajan, Director DFF said that BRICS Film Festival has 5 categories of awards for the Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Special Jury. The winners would be presented with a BRICS gold medal and certificate. The festival also included 2 BRICS Film Panchayats everyday that would have panel discussions over various topics. These sessions would provide the Young film makers an opportunity to learn the art of film making.
The jury members said that BRICS Film Festival would go a long way in enhancing including cultural exchange, industry exposure, exchange of techniques, creation of capital and enhanced bilateral relations amongst the member nations.