FIrstCut is an annual international pupil movie pageant organized through Flame University, Pune. Their intention is to provide a platform to student filmmakers from around the world and inspire them to explore the medium of movie as an agent of exchange. In its 2018 edition, the festival acquired entries from 40+ countries. Judging panels inside the past have included the likes of Ms. Rasika Dugal, Mr. Makarand Dambhare, and Ms. Ayisha Abraham.
FirstCut maintains to try closer to not handiest a larger attain, but additionally a greater quality of filmmaking. This year, the pageant is ready to be a three-day affair. They agree with no longer best in sincerely viewing movies, however in holistically experiencing them. Talks, open-air screenings, and food stalls supplement the spirit of coming together and enjoying cinema.
The four classes wherein college students can submit their movies are:
- Non-fiction 5 mins - 20 minutes
- Fiction 5 minutes -20 mins
- Animation 5 mins -15 minutes
- Nano 30 seconds - five minutes.