Prof. Meenakshi Raman heads the Department of Humanities and Management, at the BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus. She has authored four books in the area of communication and has several articles to her credit.
FESTIVAL FOUNDER AND CO-DIRECTOR
Dr. Rayson K. Alex, Assistant Professor of English at BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, is the secretary of tiNai: An Organisation for promoting Ecocriticism. It was formerly called Organisation for Studies in Literature and Environment-India (OSLE-India). He has directed/co-directed eighteen ethnographic video-documentaries of which the popular ones are The Story of Mudugar and Jenukurubar.
FESTIVAL FOUNDER AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Mr. Sachindev P.S., co-ordinator of Ecomedia Team (An offshoot of tiNai), is an avid photographer and ethnographic documentary filmmaker who has organised film festivals and convened film clubs. He has made corporate films, ethnographic films, short films and ecodocumentaries.
FESTIVAL CHIEF COORDINATORS
Dr. Basavadatta Mitra
Dr. Shalini Upadhyay
Dr. K.A. Geetha
Ms. Manisha Dixit
Dr. Nilak Datta
Mr. Samuel Moses
FESTIVAL LOGISTICS MANAGER
Mr. Solano Jose Savio Da Silva
FESTIVAL BOOK EDITOR
Ms. S. Susan Deborah
FESTIVAL DELEGATE MANAGER
Mr. Satchin Joseph Koshy (LILA Foundation, New Delhi)
FESTIVAL WEBSITE AND IT SUPPORT
Mr. Sanjay Krishnan
FESTIVAL PRINT AND PUBLICITY
Ms. Nithya K. (tiNai)
In the environmental history of India, films have not been considered an effective medium to represent our environment and to bring about change. The increasing popularity and usage of visual and new media has reduced professionalism to the extent that it has become an extravagance to engage with the environment. Digital technology has made it handy for anyone with a camera or a mobile phone to document environmental issues, ecocommunities and ecological interrelationships. However, though there are telling and compelling environmental stories and perspectives that individuals have documented, there are very few venues for them to be screened and viewed. Goa being an ecological hub of Western India known for its diverse ecoterrains and aesthetic waterscapes and landscapes, the location is an ideal one to attract environmental filmmakers and other ecoenthusiasts. Though in Goa the prestigious International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is organised every year, this would be a unique film festival themed Environmental/Ecological.
If you are interested in ecology …
If you want to meet people with similar interests …
If you believe that films could change the environment …
If you think that you should be part of tomorrow’s change …
If you are an ecofilmmaker …
If you think you have an idea for an ecofilm …
If you would like to attend workshops on ecofilm …
If you want to learn about ecofilms …
You should be at BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus on 31 January and 01 February 2014.
The logo represents the flora and fauna of five kinds of landscapes: mountains, river, shrub jungle, agricultural land and desertic land.
The Department of Humanities, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus is organising tiNai Ecofilm Festival on 31 January and 01 February 2014 at BITS Pilani, Goa Campus. The first annual Ecofilm Festival, of BITS Pilani, Goa Campus, and tiNai (a forum to promote ecocriticism in India; formerly called OSLE-India), will present 50+ ecological and environmental films with ecological content to students, ecoenthusiasts, activists, journalists and filmmakers.