The first day of Frames began with a bang. The day started off with the inauguration of the 16th edition of Frames, powered by 9X Jalwa. It is India's largest undergraduate film festival and is a 3-day fest that started on 10th January. The guests of honour were Himani Shivpuri and Parvin Dabas, who inaugurated the fest.
A dance performance was performed by the students of the BMM department, which depicted the visions of 7 directors of Bollywood. The guests, along with the faculty, were then invited on stage to light the lamp and spoke some words of encouragement.
After this, the screening of the first category for the day — International Short Films, was held in the auditorium where Shivpuri and Dabas were part of the judging panel. Out of the 4000+ entries, best 10 were shortlisted and screened. Later, the judges spoke about the films followed by a token of appreciation for their graceful presence.
The screening of National Short Films was held in the evening. The judging panel included Rakesh Bedi, Akash Dabade and K Ravi Shankar. The shortlisted films were screened in the auditorium with a lot of fervour. An interactive session was conducted with the judges who expressed their opinions about short films in India and some other topics were also a part of the conversation.
The second day of Frames began with the screening of the short films for the category - Contingent films. Frames received entries from BMM students all over Mumbai. Nitesh Pandey, Rahil Azam and Param Singh Bhatia were in the judging panel.
The next category was - Documentaries. Chitraarth Singh, Deepak Bandhu and Santosh Tundiyal were a part of the judging panel for this category. The shortlisted films were screened in the auditorium and the judges were called upon the stage to share a few words.
A panel discussion called 'INSIGHT' was conducted with Dalip Tahil, a renowned actor in the Bollywood industry and has been in the industry for 42 years and Uday Shankar Pani, a filmmaker who has made a lot of short and feature films. In 2016, he was also selected as one of thirteen jurors for that year's International Film Festival of India. The topic for the panel was SOCIETY IN MOTION where the guests answered questions asked by the audience.
The last category for the evening was - Ad films. The panel consisted of Aditya Seal, Amit Roy and Avinash Nanda. The audience had a great time.
The itinerary for the last day was as follows:
12th January: Music videos, Animation, Award Ceremony. An interactive session with Tanuj Virwani was held on the last day of Frames. Which will be followed by the Award Ceremony. Celebrities like Ahsaas Channa, Kavita Seth and Soumitra Ranade graced the day.