Creativity can never be contained no matter what, and the 9th edition of Celebrate Cinema bore perfect resonance to this thought. Whistling Woods International (WWI), Asia’s premier film, communication, and creative arts institute hosted one of its most renowned annual events – Celebrate Cinema 2020 over a span of three days. Scheduled between November 26-28, 2020, while keeping the current circumstances in mind, this year’s celebration was entirely held as a digital event. Owing to the unprecedented times, WWI pledged the proceeds raised from the sale of the tickets for Celebrate Cinema 2020 shall be contributed towards the welfare and well-being of COVID-19 warriors.
Celebrate Cinema 2020 hosted numerous fascinating panels. Seen in the image are Subhash Ghai, Founder & Chairman, WWI interacting with award-winning author, Amish Tripathi discussing how to Celebrate the Grand Narratives of Indian Mythology’
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There was no shortage of enthusiasm and excitement amongst all of those involved, as the three-day celebration of virtual masterclasses, celebrity panel discussions and workshops unfolded. Over the course of these events, participants gained invaluable insights into every facet of the media and entertainment industry.
“Since its inception WWI has endeavoured to offer film and media enthusiast and aspirants a platform to widen their horizons & knowledge from Industry experts. Celebrate Cinema is our way of turning this vision into a reality. I am extremely grateful to all the guests for being part of this year’s event and their invaluable contribution. These three days have enriched everyone who participated, and I would also like to thank the team of students, faculty and staff for putting together such a great virtual event,” said Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI.
The opening segment of the event featured a panel discussion entitled, ‘Campus to Career: #WWIAlumniSpeak‘. In a session moderated by Rahul Puri, Head of Academics, WWI, actors Aahana Kumra and Shashank Arora, Actor-Director Divyang Thakkar, Editor Nitin Baid, Creative Producer Maharrsh Shah, and Director Arati Kadav shared their learnings at WWI and discussed the ways in which their experience helped propel them to the heights of fame and success. Over the course of this riveting discussion, wisdom and humour were shared in equal measure. Each panelists emphasised the importance of having a formal education in film and media, which helped them in their respec