FirstCut is an intercollegiate film festival organized and hosted by the renowned academic institution, Flame University, held every year in Pune. FirstCut is a platform of sorts that brings out the “Steven Spielberg” in everyone. It doesn’t matter if one uses a DSLR or a phone camera, as long as a story is told. To be a filmmaker, one has to be a creator. He/she must have a vision, a tale to tell. FirstCut is one festival where all types of “potential” filmmakers with all types of tales are celebrated. With the variety in the themes that one can choose from, there are no restrictions on what kind of film should be made. We give budding filmmakers a carte blanche in making films of their choice, and helps in reaching out to a larger audience of cinema-lovers.

With over 200 applicants last year, FirstCut has proved to be one of the largest student-run film festivals. This time, FirstCut 2018 will take place on the 3rd and the 4th of March. Send in your films by the 10th of February, 2018 and get ready to be a part of something great!

FirstCut 2018… Lights… Camera… Freedom!

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FisrtCut is a new FLAME initiative organized primarily by the students themselves

Do feel free to contact any member of the Core Team:


Anahita Sachdev


Nisha Joshi


Nidhin Kumar


Siddhi Ashar


Vishwambhar Vaidyam


Kehkashan Bhagat


Jeet Shah


Deepta Iyer


Shruti Jani

About FLAME University

FirstCut is organized by FLAME University, a prestigious academic institute offering programs anchored in the concept of ‘Liberal Education’ on its 53-acre campus near Pune. FLAME University currently consists of six schools – FLAME School of Liberal Education, FLAME School of Business, FLAME School of Communication, FLAME School of Fine & Performing Arts, FLAME School of Entrepreneurship and FLAME School of Investing. Through these schools, FLAME University delivers undergraduate (B.A., B.Sc., BBA), postgraduate (M.A., MBA, M.Sc.) and doctoral programs (Ph.D.). FLAME School of Liberal Education offers intensive undergraduate (B.A., B.Sc.), postgraduate (M.A., M.Sc.) and doctoral programs (Ph.D.) in humanities, social sciences, economics and physical and natural sciences. FLAME School of Communications offers a 2 year full-time MBA in Advertising & Branding, Film & TV and Digital Communication Management; minor in Journalism are offered as well. FLAME school of Business offers two-year full time MBA with Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and Operations as specializations.

For more details, please visit www.flame.edu.in.