On 27th January 2019, the inauguration of ScreenShorts Film Club was held at IMER College Auditorium. The film club is formed by Society of Artistic Vision, Belgaum in the association of Arbhaat Short Film Club, Pune.
At the inauguration, a documentary titled “Hamid – The Unsung Humanist” was screened. The screening was graced by the director of the documentary, Mrs. Jyoti Subhash, the Co-Director Mr. Omkar Achyut Barve and Mr, Umesh Kulkarni, a national award winning filmmaker, and the founder of Arbhaat Short Film Club.
The documentary enlightened the audience with the thoughts and work of a revolutionary social activist, Hamid Dalwai. Inspite of being a Muslim, he fought against some muslim ritual like triple talaq and called them unconstitutional. He was also a graceful writer, who never advocated any one school of thought, but used his stories to put forth the fact of society.
The documentary features Naseeruddin Shah, Hamid Dabholkar (Son of a social activist Narendra Dabholkar), and Amrita Subhash.
After the screening, the audience got an opportunity to ask questions to the makers in a Q&A session. During the conversations, the director, Mrs, Jyoti Subhash said that the total footage they had shot during the making was almost 30 hours, and it was a challenge for them to compress all the information into a film of one hour. The young film enthusiasts also had a conversation with national award film maker, Umesh Kulkarni about the importance of short film in a creative scenario.
The president of the Society of Artistic Vision, Mr. Sanket Kulkarni, spoke about the idea of forming a short film club in Belagavi.
After a cheerful discussion, the event concluded with a gift from the freedom fighter of Belgaum, Mr. Vithalrao Yalgi, and a vote of thanks from Mr. Chinmay Shende.
Interacting with such great personalities is a rare chance and the Belgaumites must take full advantage of it, said Society’s Vice President Sachin Bhat. Co-coordinator of the club, Sujit Birje announced that the next screening will take place in the month of March.
For membership details of ScreenShorts Film Club and Society of Artistic Vision, Belgaum, you can write a mail to [email protected]. Also, you can like their Facebook page to Saturday updated.
Shriram Hande, Hrishikesh Sanglikar, Sudeep Bilawar and Kunal Dongre took tremendous efforts for the success of the event.