S.S.Rajamouli and Gowtham Menon Chief Guests at L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy Convocation Day
On the 10th Year Anniversary of L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy, Mr.S.S.Rajamouli was the Chief Guest at the Convocation Day which was held on 22nd August 2015 at Prasad Film Labs Preview Theater, Chennai. Mr.Gowtham Vasudev Menon was the Guest of Honor at this function. The function started at 4 pm to a packed house and the event was loaded with interesting information, experiences and interaction.
Thirty seven students of L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy received their Diploma Certificates from Mr.SS.Rajamouli and Mr.Gowtham Menon. Mr.Rajamouli in his address to the students mentioned about his early days wherein how a show of confidence made him a leader. He shared his experiences as a film maker with the assembled students. Later he addressed an interactive session with the students where he enthusiastically answered all their questions with a blend of humor and seriousness. Mr.Gowtham Menon and Mr.Rajamouli had a lively interaction between themselves where both displayed their admiration for each other.
The annual awards for the Diploma Films in the Film Direction category were announced by Mr.R.Shivakumar who has directed the recent Tamil hit ‘Indru Netru Naalai’.
The First Prize for Film Direction went to Samragni for film name Chori. The second and third prizes went to Shrunkar Dadarkar and Aravind for the films Aara and Broken Image respectively.
The annual awards for the Diploma Films in the Cinematography category were announced by Mr.Omprakash who is the Director of Photography for various films including Aarambam, Anegan and Maari. The First Prize for Cinematography went to Jithin Stanislaus for the film Telephone. The second and third prizes went to Priyank Sharma and Magesh for the films Aara and Thalaivan Irukkiraan respectively.
The annual awards for the Diploma Films in the Film Editing category were announced by Mr.Leo John who has edited various films including Attakathi, Sarabham and Mundasupatti. The First Prize for Film Editing went to Surya Prakash for the film Chori. The second and third prizes went to Ravikumar and Thejasvi for the films Broken Image and Aara respectively
The annual awards for the Diploma Films in the Sound Design category were announced by Mr.D.Yuvraj who has mixed sound for more than 600 films in his career spanning several decades in AVM and Prasad Studios. Yuvraj is the recipient of the National Award for sound mixing for the film ‘Swapanam’.
The First Prize for Sound Design went to Gokul Krishnan for the film Broken Image. The second and third prizes went to Karthick Raja and Thejasvi for the films Aara and Thalaivan Irukkiraan respectively.
L.V.Prasad Film & TV Academy has been in the forefront of film education for the past ten years and more than 300 students have passed out to establish themselves successfully in the film industry. Some of them include Film Director Balaji Mohan, DoP Krishnan Vasant and Film-maker RS Prasanna. The Academy offers two year post graduate diploma courses in Film Direction and Cinematography. An undergraduate Diploma in Film Editing & Sound design is also offered. Apart from this LV Prasad Film & TV Academy also organizes short term courses. At present an 8 weekends (16 days) course in Digital Film Making is about to start from 29th August 2015. Coming up in September 2015 is another short term course of Digital Cinematography.