Realities of life come to the fore through short film and documentary festivals, said directors who participated in the Face to Face programme held as part of the 9th IDSFFK on Saturday.
These festivals also give an exposure and promotion to the artistic endeavours of upcoming directors, said director K.P. Muraleedharan who was at the fest with his documentary The Change. The Change, portraying the rehabilitation issues of tribal people of Wayanad, was well appreciated by the audience of IDSFFK.
The directors also discussed the relevance of script while making short films. “Script is the very essence of any documentary and it has a significance of its own,” said Divyajot Singh, the director of The Last Ride.
Chandrasekhar Reddy shared his experiences of shooting the documentary Fireflies in the Abyss, which reveals the pangs and miseries of coalmine labourers. The director himself had spent about six months with coalmine workers to understand their predicament.
Directors V S Vipin, Adarsh Raju, Aman Salman, Santosh Chandra Sekhar, Sumit Dasgupta, Shrutismriti Chankakoti and Varun Tandon also participated in the programme moderated by C.S.Venkiteswaran.