Cinema Events


Cinema is a vivid ecosystem, but what is projected is a bird’s eye view of a jenga tower. You might see the actors atop but each and every unit in a production is as important as the other. Hence, an ecosystem. There is no doubt that the art of acting enrobes cinema but it is the creative forces behind the camera that are the soul of cinema, the shimmer of silver screen. From penning down the plot to visualising and directing to perfection requires a symphony of various creative visions. It requires an uncanny genius to spin the yarn through the shutter of your vision — your camera and Zest’19 wishes to recognise such geniuses.


Short Film Making

Lights, Camera, Action!

  If a picture paints a thousand words then 60 pictures per second would...... Well you do the math! The point is, you have something to say and you want to voice it. What is a better way to do so than a film? So, capture the vistas in your snapshots and let them reel out. And polish your imagination so that it can shine brighter than Silver Screen itself because this passion of yours deserves nothing less.    

Rules and Regulations:

  1. This is a team event
  2. Team size may vary from 2 to 5 members
  3. Participants may use any video camera which is suitable for shooting the movie; use of low-resolution cameras, including webcams and mobile-phone camera is not recommended
  4. Entries must be the original work of the participant and must not infringe third-party's rights
  5. The content of the movie should be fit for public screening without any  vulgarity
  6. Obscenity (at the discretion of the judges) of any kind is not allowed and will lead to disqualification
  7. Please avoid photo animation, slideshows, remixes, spoofs and advertisements
  8. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Soundtracks (no max. time limit) and stock footage (time limit: max. 1 min.) can be borrowed, but with due credits
  9. Participants are required to bring their own laptop, camera and pen drive. No material, whatsoever, shall be provided by the college
  10. Decision of the judges shall be final and binding
  The event comprises of two rounds:

Round 1: Elimination Round

  • Each team will be given a topic on the day of the event, using which they will have to spin a story and write a script
  • 30 minutes of time will be allotted
  Judgement Criteria:
  1. Creativity
  2. Innovation
  3. Writing style
  4. Originality

Round 2: Final Round

  • Six finalists will have to make a short film based on the theme/element given to them
  • Following the screening of each film, there will be an open discussion over it; points will be given for quality criticism and questioning by fellow teams
  • Time limit: 5-7 minutes (including credits)
  Judgement Criteria:
  1. Editing
  2. Cinematography
  3. Content & originality
  4. Acting
  5. Sound effects
  6. Overall impact
  7. Creativity
  8. Clarity
  9. Persuasiveness
  10. Justification, reasoning, and explanation given for the questions asked and criticism raised



Harsh Agarwal

Chirag Mathur




Photo Story

    Storytelling is an art and stories are integral to human culture. And what could be a better way to tell stories than to give voice to the vistas of your imagination by taking your audience through a visual experience, where you infest others with the seed of that moment, which lies captured and frozen inside the frames of your camera. Come and make your stories feel alive and tell them the way you always wanted to.    

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Participants can submit minimum 3 photographs and maximum 6 photographs in the photo-story
  2. Theme will be announced on Day 1 of Zest’19
  3. Participant(s) have to submit a story composition relevant to theme of photo story
  4. Word limit for story composition is 250-400 words
  5. Participants may register individually or as a team of 2-3 members for the composition and series
  6. Participants have to capture photos during the days of Zest and have to get back on Day 3 with the photo story and the story composition
  7. All the photographs must be in JPEG format
  8. Photos should be cropped in the size of 12x18 inches
  9. Only basic editing (like cropping, exposure, contrast, highlights and shadows) is allowed
  10. Digital manipulation of photos is not allowed
  11. All the photographs must be submitted without watermarks
  12. Participants must hold the sole rights to the photographs submitted
  13. Participants can be asked to mail the original pictures, if required
  14. Any participant submitting photograph(s) that depict vulgarity, obscenity, controversy or violence will be disqualified
  15. Decision taken by the judges will be final and binding

Judgement Criteria:

  1. Idea or thought
  2. Composition of photographs
  3. Story composition
  4. Relevance of theme



Pooja Jain

Anusha Jain