Children bring Delhi's heritage to screen

New Delhi, Feb. 1 -- Students from 24 public and government schools across the Capital will participate in FilmIt!, a film festival on the heritage of Delhi, to be organised next week.

Around 400 short films of 2-3 minutes' duration have been prepared by the student participants for FilmIt! that would be held on February 6, jointly organised by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)'s Heritage and Education Communication Service (HECS) and the India International Centre (IIC).

"Making films is an exciting way for children to understand the world in which they live, and the contributions made by different cultures and communities," said an INTACH official.

The project involved students from Classes 6 and 7 from 24 organisations, including six government schools. Apart from the filming equipment provided to them, each school was given the necessary training in filmmaking and also in editing and script writing.

"These films on culture and heritage of their city - Delhi- are then shared with students in the United Kingdom. The project is funded by the Helen Hamlyn Trust UK and is a part of Open Futures Filmit programme," said Purnima Datt from the HECS, INTACH.

The FilmIt! film festival was initiated in 2008 and is into its fifth year.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.


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