IRIS is an annual Students’ Film Festival organised by the students of Mass Communication & Videography for the past six years. After tremendous success at the state level. IRIS is now ready to venture into the next level and host its first National Students’ Film Festival on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2015.
Be sure you’re there for the biggest students’ national film festival in Goa.
The four centuries and more of the Portuguese rule had a definite and profound influence on the culture and cuisine of Goa. One of the many, and perhaps one of the most crucial gifts of the Portuguese to Goa was the art of bread making. An integral part of our culture for decades, the tradition is slowly fading away, replaced by unfamiliar migrant faces and a future which is yet to be determined.
By Craig D’costa, Shona Mahambre, Kirsten and Anatasia D’Mello
Fontes de Goa is a documentary which highlights the conditions of springs in the state of Goa. Through this documentary, we are re-creating awareness about the medicinal values,
besides analyzing the potential of springs in Goa that could be promoted as tourism hot spots in the state.
A Documentary Film by Ericka Sequeira, Gazella Viegas, Nadisha D’souza and Nathan Alvares
Over the years, besides providing an environment conducive to relaxation and fun. Goa as also managed to grow as a centre for health tourism. It has been keeping pace with scientific advancements to meet the needs of international tourists. This Documentary delves deeper into how advanced Goa is in terms of health tourism, highlighting the specialties offered to tourists.
Done by Maryanne De Souza, Alston De sousa, Shraddha Kelkar and Jerusha D’mello
The Department of Mass Communication & Videography organised an interactive sessionwith Sonia Filinto, the director of the documentary film ‘Shifting Sands’. This session started with the screening of her movie, ‘Shifting Sands‘. The documentary explores the life of the fishing community in Calangute, a popular tourist village in Goa, India. Film gave a voice to community members – how they perceive themselves, their trade and the constantly changing life around them.
Followed by, there was interactive session where the students asked Filinto questions on different type of documentary styles that she used in her film and pros and cons of documentary filmmaking in general.
The workshop was held on 5th August, 2014.
The sacred novenas in the honour of St. Francis Xavier came to an end with the feast mass on Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014. The feast of the Patron Saint of the college was celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy in the college seminar hall; a day prior to the main feast.
Students, teaching and non-teaching staff attended this Eucharistic celebration in large numbers to offer their homage to Amcho Goecho Saib.
The college always celebrates the feast, a day prior to the main feast.
December is always the most awaited month for all the Xavierites as this month has several activities lined up for the students. The celebration of this month starts from 2nd December onwards, with the feast of the Patron Saint of our College, St. Francis Xavier which is then followed by Socials, Sports day, Annual day, Plus points, Christmas celebrations and much more!!
St. Xavier’s College has always aimed at working towards the all-round development of every student. And so these activities are organised so that every students in this college gets a chance to put forth their potential before a larger group of people.
So all you Xavierites, this is your chance, get started as a lot of activities are coming your way!!