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Jamia & CFS holds a two-day workshop for kids

Even as young filmmakers are making a mark worldwide, 30 talented youngsters half of them girls will be chosen from six schools in the Capital to make their own film.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 11:50 IST

Even as young filmmakers are making a mark worldwide, 30 talented youngsters half of them girls will be chosen from six schools in the Capital to make their own film. Jamia Millia Islamia University and Children's Film Society, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B), are jointly holding a two-day workshop for schoolchildren aged between 12 and 14 years.

Children will be chosen from public and MCD schools in Okhla. The workshop will be held from January 28-January 30. The children will be given the creative freedom to produce their own film from one minute to an hour.

They will also be encouraged to write their own scripts and present their ideas in any way they like. “We are on the lookout for children who are inclined towards acting, singing or have a good imagination,” says a teacher. “We have emphasised that 50 per cent of the candidates must be girls,” Rakshanda Jalil, Media Coordinator of Jamia informs.

SMART BOX
Through the lens
• Jamia’s MCRC to train 30 children to make films
• School kids between 12 and 14 years to learn
filmmaking, scriptwriting
• Duration of films: 1 minute to 1 hour
• Students from public and MCD schools to be chosen

First Published: Jan 25, 2006 11:05 IST