Global exposure for Indian short films
Global Exposure For Indian Short Films. Manhattan Short--the international platform which showcases, celebrates and awards short films from across the world has given a call for entries.
Manhattan Short--the international platform which showcases, celebrates and awards short films from across the world has given a call for entries. The film movement will culminate in a six-day festival across the world including Mumbai in September- October. Championing the voice of the Short Film genre along with Manhattan Short is Vivanta by Taj, which was associated with the festival in India last year as well.
This year, Manhattan Short 2014 in India is rooting for an Indian film to win the global competition. Audiences can log on to www.manhattanshortindia.com and vote for the films they feel should represent the country on the finalist list of the global competition. These 10 films are screened across Manhattan Short venues around the world, Mumbai having been on the map since 2010. What’s more, even the eventual winner is decided by audience voting. This year there will be a ‘Vote for India’ initiative. Having planned both digital (a dedicated live broadcasting microsite) and on-ground events, this project will seek to inspire young filmmakers in India to bag the big prize. The top three filmmakers from India will get a paid opportunity to work with Vivanta on an exciting project.
The festival’s credibility, coupled with growing India’s film scene, has attracted huge numbers of participants and cinema lovers to the competition’s entry rounds and final screenings.
Film lovers in Mumbai are in for a treat during the main festival dates of October 1 to October 5 for the screenings will be preceded by master classes and workshops by eminent film professionals. In the past, Manhattan Short India master classes have featured names such as Karan Malhotra, Shobhaa De, Sarika, Namrata Rao, Shan Mohammed, Gitanjali Rao, Kailash Surendranath and more.
Entries need to be sent to www.manhattanshortindia.com before July 15.