Lenin is jailed!
The spot where we used to meet every year is now ironically fenced with iron bars. It’s locked and no one can get in. It was a popular hang-out for many others. People who missed their buses, drunkards seeking solitude, lovers without enough money to rent a room, prostitutes looking for customers --- everyone waited here.
And now it’s locked! Not a restricted but a no-entry zone! These things happen in Kolkata, in the great silence of the city.
This year we had to find a place in front of the
(Shaheed Minar). Arupratan Ghosh, Anamitra Roy, Sriparna Dey, Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, Maitreyo Bhattacharya, Deborshi Banerjee, Debjit Bagchi, Anirban Paul & Chiranjit Dey Sharma attended the talk. Abhishek Bhattacharya, Twish Mukherjee, Sayak Shome & Ayan Datta could not come due to inevitable circumstances. Ochterlony Monument
Amongst many other things we decided to explore newer forms like unconventional music video this year. We decided to arrange screenings in Kolkata and suburbs before opting out for other states and cities. Moreover, we planned to release the next compilation in December so that we can reach out to more and more venues like literary fairs held at small towns during the month. So the last date of film submission for the forthcoming project is 15th November, 2011.
Arupratan Ghosh has announced his next short film Shilpanchal aka The Industrial Zone. It would be completed by September.
Anamitra Roy is making Smriti...Mrito Janopaud aka Memories of a Dead Township (to be completed in August)
Abhishek Bhattacharya would come up with Portrait of an Actor within proper date and time.
Sriparna Dey, Snigdhendu Bhattacharya and Deborshi Banerjee also placed their thoughts to come up with new films for the project while others are still uncertain.
Talks and thought sharing would be there throughout the whole year.