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11th Convocation Day

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A day of celebration and accomplishment

On the 11th Convocation of L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy, Mr.Hansal Mehta was the Chief Guest at the Convocation Day which was held on 19th August 2017 at Prasad Digital Film Labs, Chennai.

The function started at 4 pm to a packed house and the event was loaded with interesting information, experiences and interaction.

Thirty Four students of L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy received their Diploma Certificates from Mr. Hansal Mehta. The students as part of their final evaluation have to also create Diploma Films which are in the professional league in terms of production, technology and finishing. The quality of these films by our students in the past have been at par and even above commercially produced regular films. These films are judged by an eminent panel of Jury Members.

This year 16 diploma films were produced totally amounting to duration equal to that of 2 full length feature films. This herculean task was completed in just 4 months with all the final year students participating.

The jury members for this year’s Awards included
  • ‘Wide Angle’ Ravi – Director of Photography
  • Rohini – Actor, Writer, Director and Social activist
  • Gautaman Baskaran – Journalist and Film Critic
  • Chezhian – Cinematographer, Writer and Director
  • Trotsky Maruthu – Artist, Animation professional and writer
  • Vijay Rathnam – Sound Designer
  • Philomin Raj - Editor

As part of their graduation process the students are required to make short films as teams and this year’s films that won the awards are:

Direction
  • Gold - Sachin. B for Chicken at Swamy’s Kitchen
  • Silver - Devansh Katoch for Unfair
  • Bronze - Archit Goel for Dor
  • Special Mention – Amritanshu for Chahat Ke Gubbare
Cinematography
  • Gold - Prabhav Tiwary for One Night
  • Silver – Vishnu Murali for Uthamageetham
  • Bronze - Prateek Bhalawala for Unarrange
  • Special Mention – Aravind for Chicken at Swamy’s Kitchen
Editing
  • Gold - Suprajha for Unfair
  • Silver - Sai Maneendhar Reddy for Apple
  • Bronze - Sneha Menon for Vazhve Alai Polae
  • Special Mention - Pranav Raj for Uthamageetham
Sound Design
  • Gold – Bhuvanesh for Chicken at Swamy’s Kitchen
  • Silver - Vinayak Dasgupta for Unarrange
  • Bronze – Sudarshan for Sendhooram
  • Special Mention - Sai Maneendhar Reddy for Naa Katha
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    Kavita Prasad welcoming the Chief Guest Director/Producer Hansal Mehta
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    Sivaraman delivering the welcome speech
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    Ravi Guptan - Regional Director of L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy delivering the annual report address
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    Jury - Rohini – Actor, Writer, Director and Social activist
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    A Section of the Audience
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    Jury - Gautaman Baskaran – Journalist and Film Critic
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    Jury - Chezhian – Cinematographer, Writer and Director
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    Jury - Trotsky Maruthu – Artist, Animation professional and writer
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    Sudharsan receiving the Bronze Medal for Sound Design
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    Vinayak Das Gupta receiving the Silver Medal for Sound Design
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    Bhuvanesh receiving the Gold Medal for Sound Design
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    Sneha Menon receiving the Bronze Medal for Editing
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    Sai Maneendhar Reddy receiving the Silver Medal for Editing
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    Devansh Katoch on behalf of Suprajha Rajan receiving the Gold Medal for Editing
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    Prateek Bhalawala receiving the Bronze Medal for Cinematography
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    Vishnu Murali Menon receiving the Silver Medal for Cinematography
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    Chaitanya Sindhu Sontyana on behlaf of Prabhav Tiwary receiving Gold Medal for Cinematography
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    Archit Goel receiving the Bronze Medal for Film Direction
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    Devansh Katoch receiving the Silver Medal for Film Direction
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    Sachin receiving the Gold Medal for Film Direction
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    Hansal Mehta addressing the students with his inspiring speech
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    Hansal Mehta addressing the students with his inspiring speech
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    Hansal Mehta interacting with the students
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    Hansal Mehta interacting with the students
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    K.R.Subramanian - Business Head, Prasad Group - Chennai delivering the Vote of thanks