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Xaverian Film Academy

Rajarshi Lahiri (Secretary)

Xavierian Film Academy (XFA)

CineScope 2019

 

The Xavierian Film Academy began the academic year of 2019-2020 by organising the event ‘Cinescope’, which involved the screening of the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont. This film was particularly chosen to commemorate its silver jubilee and was screened on the 27th of September 2019 at the R.K Hall. The screening was later followed by a talk on book-to-screen adaptations by Prof. Arjun Sengupta, Dept. of English. The event concluded with an interactive session. Finally, Zoya Khan, the Secretary of the XFA, delivered the vote of thanks.

At the end of this event the Xaverian Film Academy, for the first time, was declared to be open to the students from all departments of the college.

Students’ Seminar 2020

 

The Department of Film Studies in collaboration with the Xaverian Film Academy organised its first Students’ Seminar, which was held on the 8th of February 2020 at the R.K Hall. With this seminar, XFA intended to bring together students from multiple disciplines across the city to involve and engage in discussions around the world of cinema.

The dignitaries present during the inauguration included chief guest, Dr. Anindya Sengupta, Dept. of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Prof. Bertram D’Silva, Vice Principal, St. Xavier’s College, Prof. Tapati Dutta, Dean of Science, St. Xavier’s College, Dr. Ipsita Barat, HOD, Dept. of Film Studies and the professor-in-charge of XFA, Ms. Shenjuti Dutta.

Students from both Undergraduate and Postgraduate departments, from across the city, presented their papers on the day of the event. A total of 16 papers were selected which were further segregated into 5 sessions. The first session was chaired by Dr. Ipsita Barat, Head of Dept. Of Film Studies. The second session was chaired by Prof. Sharmistha Jha, Head of Dept. of Mass Communication & Videography. The third session was chaired by Prof. Zaid Al Baset, Dept. Of Sociology. The fourth session was chaired by Dr. Shenjuti Dutta, Dept. Film Studies and the fifth session was chaired by Prof. Arjun Sengupta, Dept. of English.

At the end, Prof. Ashok Dasgupta, Dept. of Mass Communication & Videography, handed over the certificates to the students and for every session, a ‘Best Paper’ was awarded. The title of those papers are as follows

  1. Tracing Narratives and Patterns of Dalit Representation, Assertion and Resistance in Recent Mainstream Indian Cinema’ by Rounak Bose & Shreya Gupta, Techno India & JU.
  2. ‘Online Streaming and Video on Demand Services: The Future of Global Entertainment’ by Sreemoyee Banerjee, SRFTI.
  3. ‘Male Gaze and Subversion in Almodóvar films’ by Vaaswat Sarkar, JU.
  4. ‘Voice of History, voice of past: Certain tendencies of the soundtrack in Ritwik Ghatak’s films’ by Sayantan Dutta, JU.
  5. ‘The Bloody Tragedy of Macbeth: Movements into Cinema’ by Adira Das Roy & Koyena Haldar, Loreto College.

 

The seminar ended with the vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Ipsita Barat, and Zoya Khan.