The Department of Journalism, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organised a National Level Film Fest “SHOOTING STARS” on 10th February 2020 in L.F. Rasquinha Hall of the College. Manvitha Kamath, Cine Actress and Alumna of St Aloysius College was the chief guest and inaugurated the programme. Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Registrar, was the Guest of Honour. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, Principal, presided over the programme. Ms Bhavya Shetty, Co-ordinator, Angel Prathibha and Jain Richard, the student co-ordinators were on the dais.
Manvitha in her speech said, “Dreams always lead us to achieve something special in our lives. But even when dreaming, we should think in terms of being creative and innovative. When the dream turns into reality it will be the most memorable moment in one's life,” She also said, “Intellectualism and humour are the two basic raw materials for making film or working behind the camera. Intellectuals always closely monitor the society. At the same time, people who have humour inside always evaluate the society. When a person having both intellectualism and humour qualities captures the film, it gets filmed in a better way on camera. It gets success in reflecting society in his works. So film makers should always closely monitor society and incidents happening there.
Fr Praveen Martis SJ in his presidential remarks said, “There is no meaning in simply filming the society. Young film makers should make a replica of society by their works. They cannot make this by sitting inside the rooms or studios. They should go out and learn and study the society. Secondly it cannot be by force of time pass. Profession always comes secondary for a film maker or a journalist. Passion leads him to film making or related jobs of journalism industry.”
Addressing the gathering, Dr Alwyn D’Sa said, “Journalists should always be the instruments and source of truth. They can change society through any mode to new mode. They can alone set guidelines for the society by their positive thinking.”
During the programme, Manvitha Kamath was felicitated for her achievements as an actress.
Karen, III B.A. compered the programme. Fr Melwyn Pinto HOD, Journalism department welcomed the gathering. Angel Prathibha, rendered the vote of thanks.