With 41 student films from 17 countries participating in the 3rd edition of U-Special International Campus film festival, it’s going to be a visual treat for film lovers in Delhi. To be screened at multiple campuses in Delhi-NCR, the festival will also conduct masterclasses and workshops on filmmaking.
It is worth noting that U-Special International Campus film festival is India’s only global campus film festival, promoting student film. The festival was launched in 2016 by Kirorimal College alumni and journalist Rao Narender Yadav, to provide a credible platform to student filmmakers from all across the globe. The 3rd annual edition of the festival will be organised from September 20th to November 8th, 2019 at several campuses across New Delhi. According to Rao, “This fest is a creative platform for the next generation of filmmakers to tell their stories, inspire hope and provoke change through filmmaking. Providing an exciting opportunity to various genres of young filmmakers this fest is poised to become the largest congregation of young minds in India.”
Prominent universities which will be having their films in the festival includes Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, Sri Aurobindo Centre of Arts & Communication, University of the West of England – UWE Bristol, National Institute of Design, Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication (SCMC), Whistling Woods International, Kyoto University, Sussex County Technical School, Central Washington University, Scottsdale Community College, School of Art and Design Kassel, Curtin University, University of Portsmouth, Marmara University, DePaul – College of Computing and Digital Media, New York Film Academy, University of Gothenburg, Napier University, University of Music and Performing Arts, EICAR, The International Film and Television School of Paris, Beijing Film Academy, Istanbul Sehir University and Iranian Youth Cinema Society.
The festival organisers have recently appointed 30 Campus Ambassadors to make it a youth driven and owned film festival. For this, U-Special team has entered into a collaboration with Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS), which is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.