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6-Day Weekend!

September 8, 2007

From wednesday to monday! πŸ˜€ Conveniently, only went to college on monday and tuesday of last week. Since then it’s been a mishmash of lots of fun things!

The first annual Indie Film Festival, organized by the IIFF, happened the whole of last week at Satyam Cinemas. Ergo, the last three days have been spent heading to Satyam at 8 30 am types for the fest. It was pretty good fun, considering I watched a few interesting films and met some old friends and made some new ones! Also, there was quite a crowd willing to make it there that early if a good movie was being screened. Sadly though, a lot of people watched the movie and walked out w/o staying for the sessions ahead. But I guess, that’s slighta expected.

Besides, a planner’s meet for the second i-fix drive happened yesterday at Casa Piccola. For which only some 6 of us turned up. πŸ˜› We discussed some pretty interesting ideas to implement apart from the pothole-fixing drive. Anyway, reached home at about 10 after the meeting. I walked in and seeing the lights of mum’s room off, yelled “Amma’s not come uh?” to my sister. No answer. When I walk into my room, my mum’s on the comp and turned to give me a dirty max look and only said, “Don’t say anything for the next 10 minutes”. Whee. I thought I’d get screwed bigtime! Also had to put off a pretty special dinner that I had to go to. 😦 Free. Will probly make it in the three days left!

In other stuff, have been spending loads of time w/ Vids and Sriya, who’re leaving for hyd in a couple of weeks. Learnt some elementary stuff about Basel Accords from my mum, courtesy practice for her presentation. Junis are here next week! Whee – should be fun! Was supposed to go on a post-Sankhya lunch this afternoon, but was too lazy. Even OC food couldn’t tempt me!

Three of six days left. Have a bunch of things to do, including a lovely 1000-piece jigsaw! I’m thinking, it’s probably a good idea to start working on my lab records. 😐 Bleargh.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Sagaro permalink
    September 8, 2007 5:19 PM

    //post-Sankhya lunch

    WTF? I wasn’t even informed of such a thing… Not that I would have gone anyways… But Akshya is such a bastard…

  2. September 8, 2007 5:52 PM

    @gapp:
    ah…but akshay didn’t go either, i think! πŸ˜›

  3. September 8, 2007 6:55 PM

    not as an offence to filmmakers, but usually, the post/pre film sessions aren’t worth it, because the filmmakers are extermely self-indulgent and have their heads up their arses, or just hipster to the extent of a cliche, spouting off about ‘cinema’, ‘godard’, ‘cinema verite’, ‘noir’, ‘indie’ and what not.

    of course, in the present case, i don’t know what the session was about, but assuming a panel discussion?

  4. September 8, 2007 7:09 PM

    @bobo:
    uh…no comment on para 1. πŸ™‚ and in this case, it was not as much a dissection of the films but a discussion on taking the indie cinema movement forward. which basically involved current and wannabe/aspiring/future film-makers and people appreciative of non-mainstream cinema, for want of a better word.

    and actually, there was none of the self-indulgent spouting, thank god! πŸ™‚

  5. September 8, 2007 10:50 PM

    oops, you don’t happen to know any filmmakers do you? heh. in any case, well, why no comment..take stand on pretention! (or not :p )

  6. September 8, 2007 11:22 PM

    @bobo:
    oops, you don’t happen to know any filmmakers do you?
    for all practical purposes, you may assume i don’t πŸ™‚ and i haven’t really heard enough filmmakers speak about their films in detail to really generalize. ergo, no comment. πŸ˜›

  7. Sagaro permalink
    September 9, 2007 12:26 AM

    @Bobo:
    It isn’t difficult to click the link and check what the sessions were. But since you have sought the easier way, assuming that the pre and post sessions of the films were about the film, lemme clear it up for you.

    This event was to support independent filmmakers. Most of the crowd were people who were independent filmmakers or aspiring to be one. The discussions involved an unconference setup and more importantly had a set of people including directors, distributors, producers, critics etc.

    Why? Not to discuss the movie, but to guide the nascent juntha on how to make a film, the difference between a studio film and an independent film, the problem with finding distributors, raising funds and a million more things which your jumpy brain can’t think about.

    And filmmakers speaking about Godard. Pah-lease, learn the difference between a film buff and a filmmaker.

  8. Wascally Wabbit permalink
    September 9, 2007 6:30 AM

    //I watched a few interesting films and met some old friends and made some new ones!

    Gr8.. Looks like you had fun, I had to attend college thanks to my models…

    //Besides, a planner’s meet for the second i-fix drive happened yesterday at Casa Piccola. For which only some 6 of us turned up.

    Tat’s bad. People couldn’t make it cos it was a weekday and very early. We had Princi’s address in college and so buses started late.

    //Three of six days left. Have a bunch of things to do

    I have a long list as well, gotta get going.

  9. September 10, 2007 5:19 PM

    awesome!
    and btw thanks for telling me abt the fest πŸ™‚

  10. September 10, 2007 6:23 PM

    @wabbit:
    princi’s speeches are worsht πŸ˜›

    @N:
    anytime! shame you couldn’t come! at least, we’d have caught up! πŸ˜€

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