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Former Karim City student’s film shortlisted at Viacom 18 ‘Cine Shorts’

Jamshedpur, Dec. 10: Like every year, Viacom 18 organized ‘Cine Shorts’ 2015, a short film festival competition in Mumbai.

Best short films are selected and are awarded at the festival. Anamika Kumari, a former student of Karim City College’s mass communication department, directed a film ‘Roshni ke Safar Mein’ and was selected among the top 25 short films of the country.

Anamika was 2012-15 batch student of the college.

Five shortlisted films will be put up for a special screening in Mumbai and will be awarded. The subject of Cine Shorts’ this year was ‘Falling in love’.

The only film selected from Jharkhand has been written and directed by Anamika Kumari, while another former student of Karim City, Kartik Kumar Bhagat is the cinematographer of the film. Currently, Karthik is pursuing his higher studies at FTII.

Talking to the Avenue Mail, Anamika Kumari said, “The story is about a little child named Billu who falls in love with the street light and grows under the shadow of lights.

After a leap of 15 years Billu becomes a national level shadow artist. Billu is in love with light because he belongs to a poor family where he himself is the earner and learner.

He doesn’t have lights in his house and grows in the shadows of the candle and street lights and had led a life of ‘Roshni ke Safar Mein’.”

Neha Tiwary, Karim City College mass communication department HoD, said, “The students have always been active in film making and the department has also pushed them to bring out new creative ideas and stories, I wish Anamika success in life and she would go a very long way and reach new heights.”

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