Screen-Play, the film-making workshop at The Pomegranate Workshop has been held during every summer vacation since 2008, and has proved to be one of our most popular workshops. Conducted by award-winning filmmaker Hansa Thapliyal, film editor Niraj Voralia and cameraperson Lalit Tiwari – alumni of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune and established professionals in their respective fields – Screen-Play has proved to be a hotbed of creative ideas, creative experiments and cinematic gems.

Right from conceptualizing the story, writing the script, planning the shoot, shooting the film and completing the edit, the children experience through the complete process of film making. The idea is to treat film making as yet another form of creative expression where the technical details are explained in a way the child can understand and assimilate.

The end result is the creation of a film made entirely by the children, a unique expression and experience they will never forget. Not to forget a one-of-its kind opportunity to explore their own strengths and the creative potential of team work. The children also benefit from maximum interaction with the faculty given the very restricted seats of 12 participants.

Hansa Thapliyal won the national award for best short film for her diploma film which was screened at various international festivals; she has since been focusing on script writing and direction. Niraj Voralia is a film editor and also teaches editing to post graduate students of mass communication at Sophia Polytechnic.

Ages: 10-14yrs