U-Special International Film Festival appoints Campus Ambassadors

Campus Ambassadors for the 3rd U-Special International Campus Film Festival at VIPS. (Photo: Divakar Yadav)

India’s only global campus film festival, promoting student films, is back with its latest edition. The 3rd annual edition of the festival will be organised from September 15th to November 8th, 2019 at several campuses across New Delhi. Launched in 2016 the 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.

The festival organisers have appointed 30 Campus Ambassadors to make sure that it becomes a totally 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. Students from the Journalism and Mass Communication department have joined the festival team as Campus Ambassadors.

The Campus Ambassadors were ecstatic on their orientation today in the VIPS Campus, as it will be a first of its kind exposure for them. Sharing more about the collaboration, Prof. Sidharth Mishra, Chairperson, Vivekananda School of Journalism & Mass Communication, said, “Being the Campus Ambassadors of U-Special film festival students of VIPS will get a unique opportunity to organise this global festival. As they will be involved right from the planning stage to final execution of the festival in various campuses it’s going to be a wonderful opportunity for them to learn as a team.”

Founder director of U-Special Rao Narender Yadav, an alumni of Kirori Mal College, said, “U-Special remains one of the most unique film festivals globally with its focus entirely on the creative work done by college students through the audio-visual medium. Films from several prominent Indian and International universities and institutions will be screened this year and the Official Selections are likely to be announced in the first week of September.”

“We are happy to enter into a collaboration this year with VIPS. I believe it would be a wonderful opportunity for VIPS students to independently manage a two-month long event spread over multiple campuses,” he added.

The festival is also planning to organize special screenings in other parts of India, once the Delhi segment is over.  

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