Culture and Communication converge as Symbiosis Institute of Media
and Communication brings to you Fest-O-Comm '16.
Fest-O-Comm, the flagship event of SIMC, is the numero uno communication fest in the country, where bragging rights will be up for grabs in this epic battle of wits, creativity and talent. Since its inception in 2001, FOC has been the swan song and the grand finale of events here at SIMC.
At FOC, every moment is action-packed in a two-day celebration
where MBA and MAMC students synergize through seminars, film-
making, fashion shows and a gamut of other cultural and academic
Darwin did not get the memo. He had gotten it wrong. Evolution is not
about survival. Not anymore it isn't. Evolution is subjective. From boom-
boxes and Disc-mans to iPods, from jalopies to hybrids, from boot-cuts to skinny denims.
Gone are the days when a guy could hold a boom-box high above his head and ask out the girl that gets his heart racing, by playing her favourite song. Syncing iPods or following the same artist on SoundCloud can never hold a candle to a romance that blossoms from such small but beautiful gestures. We seem to have evolved, to adapt to a world where obsolescence is an ever present threat to one's social standing.
Media stands divided. So do we. Undeniable, however, is the fact that pop culture continues to shape the way we see the world. A boom-box today might get the romantics among us nostalgic and wistful but one must admit, those were a handful. Surely, wooing someone you care about need not involve the risk of dislocating a shoulder.
The bottom line is, the world has changed. For better or worse? The jury is still out on that one!
Fest-O-Comm is where the talent is. Be it sizzling the ramp with your
walk, to painting the town red with promotions, everything is done in true SIMC style.
Set the stage on fire with some mean dance moves, go beyond the nukkad with the street play or blaze through the case study with your brilliance. Budding filmmakers are welcome to participate in the 24 hour film-making competition, and those with a knack for talking can flaunt their skills in Just a Minute! While the Ad Gurus keep busy creating Mad Ads, the sports keedas will find solace on the cricket ground. If gaming is your calling, join right in!
With arms wide open, we welcome you, one and all, to join us in all that has come to be known as our SIMCulture. Fest-O-Comm 2016 is a celebration of talent, artistry and skill of proportions never before seen. Be there to witness it in its full power.
Case study competition
24 hour film making
Just A Minute
B - Plan Competition
COCA COLA QUIZ
Dekh Bhai Dekh
Street play competition
Now that we’re done and dusted with Maggi, attempt to crack the corporate code with yet another innovative and challenging case study. Decrypt, the case study competition of Fest-O-Comm, will see participants try to solve a case provided by Coca Cola, followed by two competitive rounds.
Create teams of 3 and register now!
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Coca Cola Case Study Challenge
Take 24 will require you to pump in all of your creative energy into 5 minutes of screen time. A 24 hour film making competition, Take 24 is the best platform to showcase your talent, be it film direction, screenplay writing, cinematography or acting.
Rules and Guidelines:
So assemble the best team and register now.
24 hour film making challenge
Inspired by the popular TV series, The Amazing Race, is an adventurous competition like no other. Teams will face a series of obstacles in the form of tasks along the way, and the team completing all 10 levels successfully the fastest will emerge victorious.
A treasure hunt
ONE MOMENT PLEASE
Can you play with words, without repeating or hesitation? A minute of unwinding a logical flow of thought where you articulate what you have, and prove your mettle.
Stand up and deliver
Mediatron- It’s the era of entrepreneurs and start-ups. Think you have it in you to break the clutter?
Then pull up your socks and put on your thinking hats to create an innovative B-plan. Hackathon is here.
Media industry is a cluttered market and for the audience to accept the media product, the variation must be sharp and distinct. The four known mediums known to the mankind are Print, Television, Radio and Digital. Over time all the four mediums have come up with various evolved and distinct product. Design a new product in any of the mentioned mediums and come up with a business and go-to market strategy for the same. It can be a new channel, newspaper, digital channel or website, radio channel. This might prove you to be a new Media Entrepreneur of this century
Rules and Regulations:
B-Plan Competition for a transforming and evolving media.
Calling all the handsome hunks and fashionistas on the ramp, with SIMCouture , the fashion show competition of Fest-O-Comm. Go vibrant with the make-up, the outfits and the props, as the theme is POP CULTURE.
Superman, Mario, Simpsons, Marilyn Monroe or Miley Cyrus, no matter who your pop culture icon, live their life on the ramp at SIMCouture.
Walk the ramp
Rules and Regulations
If you live and breathe dance, then why not let the world know. Come and participate in the dancing fiesta and compete with teams from across the country.
So put on those dancing shoes and showing us your thumkas and moves, come participate in “Footloose”.
Take out your sporting gear and come to play! Let us show you how we play cricket, the SIMC way! The most popular sport of the nation, you’ll play on the hill; restricted to 90 yards, but promises the same excitement and thrill!
9527177120 / 8010092383(W)
COCA COLA QUIZ
Are you a Coke lover? Do you follow its everyday news? If yes, then get ready to participate in the Coca Cola Quiz. Let your knowledge guide you to win some cool prizes.
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Street Play Competition
For fun or for a social cause, if you think you have it in you to garner attention and enthrall the audience, enroll for ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh,’ the nukkad naatak competition of Fest-O-Comm. Participants can communicate in English, Hindi or a mix of both, and use props and acoustic musical instruments of their choice to convey their message.
DEKH BHAI DEKH
Need more convincing?
Take a look at this picture.
No. That's not some much coveted hill station. That's the Lavale hilltop campus. The panoramic venue for Fest-o-comm. Here we interweave the fun and frolic of the fest with the breathtaking serenity and beauty of the campus.
Quaintly referred to as 'the hill' by the students residing here, every hillwasi here can be a testament to the lush green environment and perennial pleasant weather that makes this campus a veritable heaven on earth.
HOW DO I register?
That's simple! Scroll up, go to the events page and click on the event of your interest. A pop-up box will appear. Read the rules and regulations, fill in your details and you’re good to go!
WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION?
Accommodation will be provided to participating teams on campus. However, others would have to look for their own accommodation around the campus or in Pune city.
How to reach the campus?
Scroll down and you will see a map. Click on it and you get the directions you need.
WILL TRANSPORT FACILITY BE PROVIDED?
Bus facility will be provided from outside Symbiosis Vishwabhavan , SB Road to the campus. The timings will be conveyed soon.