The Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) department of Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce (VESASC) held its annual inter-collegiate festival “Impressions 2018” on January 5-7, in association with Rotaract Club of V.E.S. College, enabling students of the media stream to showcase their talents across varied media disciplines like graffiti, short-film making and PR. Students from more than 25 colleges in Mumbai participated in the fest whose theme was “Livin on the Chord” with the core idea of promoting music and use it as a PR tool.
Mass Media students at V.E.S. exemplify their learning and exhibit their talent through their festival called ‘Impressions’, a two day media festival which saw the light of day in January, 2004. It has been successfully conducted since the past two years and has been perceived and envisioned as a serious media festival encompassing mediums like Journalism, Advertising, Radio, Public Relations, Marketing, Films, Theatre and so on for media students across the city through events, seminars and workshops. The event is being conducted for more than a decade now.
The festival has been conceptualized as a podium to spot, hone and nurture the next-gen media professional from among the vast talent pool of students present with the help of luminaries like Bharat Sinha from Phantom Films who will be a key presence at the fest. Presence of celebrity judges like Sameer Kochhar (Actor), Rajeev Masand ( Film Critic),Sayaji Shinde (Actor), Sudhir Mishra (Film Director), Onir (film Director), Sajid Nadiadwala (Film Director and producer), Deepak Dobriyal (Actor), Imam Siddique ( Fashion Stylist and Television Personality), Raman Mahadevan (Singer), Abhijeet Bhattacharya (Playback Singer), MV Kamath (Journalist), Mohd. Wajihuddin (The Indian Express), Suresh Nair (Page 3 writer from Bombay Times), Pradeep Vijaykar (Sports Editor from Times of India) upped the glamour quotient for the festival.