Thursday, February 22, 2018


L_to_R_-_Arvind_Raju._Devi_Dang__Partho_Gupte__Amole_GupteOberoi International School (OIS) organized the ‘Oberoi Film Festival 2017’. This competitive platform saw young filmmakers from schools across Mumbai such as Jamnabai Narsee, Hill Spring, Podar and Oberoi International School showcase their creativity and talent while spreading a meaningful message that “Life is tough, so are we”. The proceeds collected from the film festival will be donated to MaStyle Care, a not-for-profit organization that works for the cause of women empowerment.

Emblematic of the theme, twelfth graders Devi Dang and Aravind Raju of OIS planned, organized and executed this event with great panache and finesse. The competition’s jury comprised of stalwarts such as Mr. JD Majethia who is an Actor/Director/Producer and Founder of Hats Off Production  of the popular serial Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai, Ms. Anjana Sood (Writer/Short Film Maker), Ms. Meghna Puri, President (Whistling Woods) and Mr. Porus Khareghat, Head, Films Department (Ogilvy & Mather Advertising). The jury and audience were then enthralled with 7 stunning short films around the reflective theme. 

Expressing his views, Mr. Stephen Augeri, Deputy Head of School, said, “This film festival was a wonderful opportunity for young filmmakers to exhibit their craft.  Our school is extremely fortunate to have been able to play host to it, thanks to the incredible efforts of the students responsible for its planning, organization, and execution.”

Mr. JD Majethia, Producer, Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai, said “Congratulations to all the participants. A Very well organized film festival, loved the theme “life is tough, so are we”. Keep the pictures of this fest in the photo library as they will be needed in the future as debut projects of these future directors.”

Oberoi International School, in an endeavor to bring about an all-round development, provides for its students a platform to showcase their passions and talents. Most events are student led, and this motivates students to not only challenge themselves in performing arts, film-making and theatre but also take up huge projects like organizing an inter school film festival such as this one. These activities are invariably connected to some community outreach project which helps students to identify with the responsibility of the larger community and the world.