Projekt is the film and photography society of LSR.It has been a constant endeavour of the society to learn, understand, and express through the means of film and photography. We attempt to constantly engage with society, which is manifested and reflected in our work. Through technique, emotion, and aesthetic, we aim to provide a new perspective to all that is familiar and create new realities. Through exhibitions, workshops and screenings, and simply getting together and thinking, we attempt to provide our insights and contributions to the ever-evolving arena of art, and make it as democratic a space as possible. As a part of the LSR annual festival, Tarang, we host a photography exhibition giving students a platform to display their creativity and we also organise several film and documentary screenings, national and international.
Coordinators: Apoorva Jaiswal, Deyasini Chatterjee, Parul Rajwanshi, Kasturi Mishra
Staff Advisors : Ms. Rachita Mittal, Ms. Taniya Sachdeva, Dr. Vartika Nanda
Projekt held a number of events and talks delivered by eminent personalities from around the world.
Projekt, in collaboration with the Kriti Film Club and the Department of Journalism, hosted the Usurp Art Gallery, London, for the screening of award-winning, experimental, short films by international filmmakers on 10 March 2016. The films were a selection from the Usurp Zone Film Festival that was supported by Film London and the British Film Institute, most of which were screened in India for the first time. Films such as Taklif by Maryam Tafakory, Within by NatáliaAzevedo Andrade, Screen Memory by Laura Fletcher, FU377 by NeeluBhuman, A Partial History of the Natural World, 1965 by Sasha Waters Freyer, Fragments of a letter to a child unborn by Maryam Tafakory, Dogged by Jo Shaw, The 400 Breathless Blows of Jules and Jim by Molly Brown, We Are Not Amused by Vicki Bennett were screened. The screening was followed by an interactive session with the curators Ms. Pauloma Desai and Mr. Simon Underwood.
A talk by Mr. Agneya Singh, an NYU Film School alumna, independent film maker, also the director of M Cream, was organised on 11 February 2016. Mr. Singh spoke about the transformative effect of cinema, and the language of cinema by discussing six films that revolutionised the cinematic landscape as we know it today.
The screening of Offside by JafarPanahi and a lecture on “Creative Limitations in Iranian Cinema”by Ms. Salma Siddique, a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, University of Westminster,organised on 20 August 2015. Ms. Siddique highlighted the creative limitations that are faced by Iranian filmmakers because of the restrictions imposed on them by the socio-legal structures of Iranian.
An interactive session was organised on 15 October 2015 with Mr. Ajay Jain, owner of Kunzum Travel Cafe, HauzKhas Village. The session which focused on the technicalities and aesthetics of travel photography, was peppered by Mr. Jain’s personal travel experiences.
Members of the society created a film imagining fictional figures as teachers to mark Teacher's Day 2015.
For the seminar on ‘Understanding Diversity: Focus on the North East Region of India’ on 30 November 2015, a photo and film exhibition was held in the College. The society members worked in groups and came up with photo manipulations that played around with representations and misrepresentations, while questioning identities under the larger theme of the festival.
Projekt in collaboration with the Quiz Society held the Cinema Quiz as part of the Super Quizzing Bowl on 5 November 2015.
Projekt collaborated with Hive, the Fine Arts society of LSR and organised an exhibition titled, Nazariya on 14 August 2015 which involved the digital superimposition of paintings with photographs to create images that capture the essence of freedom and empowerment in India on the occasion of Independence Day. A video compilation of the artists transforming the photographs was created and played during the Independence Day celebrations. Projektorganised‘Kairos’- a photography exhibition at TARANG, 2016, which presented works of the members of the society as well as entries from other colleges.
Other competitions held included a three-day long photography competition ‘Emakimono’ which saw the participation of many photography enthusiasts. Ms. Amber Kidner, an acclaimed American photographer and Mr. Jonathan Koshy, Department of English, Lady Shri Ram College were the judges for different levels of the competition.
An on-spot photography competition titled ‘Spot-On’was held where the participants were given a theme and were required to shoot in the LSR campus within a given time. Mr. Vibhushan Subba, a documentary filmmaker, judged the competition.
An online photography competition ‘Keep it Reel’was also organised. The competition was held on Instagram, a popular photo blogging site.
A campaign video making competition ‘Projektions’with the theme ‘Dust in my veins’was also held. The participants were required to make 60-second long campaign videos. Mr. Anugyan Nag, Department of Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College judged the competition.
A silent film making competition titled ‘Musidora’was organised. The competition saw the participation of diverse entries on a variety of themes. Dr. Bindu Menon, Department of Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College was the judge for the competition.
In addition, a screenplay writing competition ‘ChalchitrakaMaanchitra’was held. The competition saw a diverse range of ideas being brought forward. Mr. Shankjeet De, an independent film maker, was the judge of the competition.