Whistling Woods International (WWI), Asia’s largest Film, Television, Animation & Media Arts Institute celebrated its third convocation ceremony last month, with 184 students graduating from eight disciplines this year.
Renowned names from the film fraternity and the media and entertainment corporate world like Shammi Kapoor, Gulzar and Shekhar Kapur were present on this milestone occasion to encourage the new batch of young talent entering the Indian film and entertainment industry.
Congratulating the students on the occasion, founder and chairman WWI Subhash Ghai said: “ WWI’s alumni are successful professionals in their specialised fields. The students who are receiving their degrees and diplomas will shape up to be the future industry leaders.”
The keynote speaker of the event Shekhar Kapur said: “Today, we need to reinvent films and the film industry, which only the new breed of filmmakers can do. The secret of making fresh and relevant films lies in unlearning one’s knowledge. The disadvantage of formal training or creativity to an extent is that you surround yourself with a wall, and spend the rest of your life trying to break it down. Think fresh and keep an open mind.” The graduating batch has already got placed in enviable positions at prestigious organisations.