The event, panel discussion on the Evolution of Regional Cinema moderated by Ajit Duara,was graced by Music Director duo Ajay and Atul Gogavale ten-time National Award Winning Director and Writer Jahnu Barua,The Silver Jubilee Celebration of SIMC took a dynamic turn when Aamir Khan dropped in for a surprise visit during the panel discussion on Regional Cinema.
Mr. Shatrugan Sinha graced the occasion as the chief guest, and interacted with the students on the topic of Cinema Industry Over The Past Twenty Five Years. An engaging question answer session between Mr. Sinha and the students also took place.
Five prolific storytellers from Kommune enthralled the audience with performances through medium poetry and prose - it was an enchanted evening of discovering others and self through the performers.
SIMC organized its Media Management and Media Research Analytics Conclave at the Lavale Campus. The gathering witnessed the presence of industry stalwarts and eminent leaders from the research and media industry, who addressed aspirants about the changing aspects of media management and the media research industry.
The college planned a alumni reunion event, the AlumNight where alumni from the batches revisited their Alma Mater. During is a formal event former students got a chance relive their nostalgia, meet fellow classmates who are successful names in the industry, interact with the faculty and current students of SIMC.
The Ad man, Mr Ambi Parameswaran had come down to SIMC Pune to launch his recent book Nawabs, Nudes and Noodles. We had an enriching session of two hours where he brought together the dynamics of Indian Consumer behaviour over the last 50 years in his book. He spoke about brands, consumers and the spectacular world of advertising.
Comic Con brought in Saumin Patel, founder of Holy Cow Entertainment, to SIMC for the workshop. Along with him, a couple of campus ambassadors from Mumbai and Pune joined in to help him out in the workshop. People talk about buying their favorite superhero collection, but we got the entire Comic Con on campus.
The panel discussions featured Smriti Nevatia, the curator of the film festival, Zayera Khan, the director of We Who Bleed and a representative from Saheli Sangh, a prominent NGO for sex workers based in Pune.The screenings were followed by informative panel discussions with gender non-conforming individuals and experts in gender studies
Jawahar Sircar, CEO of Prasar discussed the various channels of new media today and how it has helped in a variety of fields such as news communication and advertising. He then concluded by talking about the challenges that new media faces, the quality of the new media and the advent of mobile users in today’s context.
Bureau Chief, CNN International, New Delhi, talked about diverse platforms in news media and how the media landscape is changing. This was an extremely insightful session for media amangers and journalists-to-be in ethics and best practices.
The prolific film reviewer and columnist from Indian Express engaged students at SIMC in a session that talked about what is the recipe for a good film review!
An ensemble of the biggest names in the Brand Communication landscape in the country discussed the future of the Brand Communication industry and it's future.