MUMBAI: In its endeavour to educate audience of horror short films, Cyrus Dastur’s Shamiana, a short film club that comprises film enthusiasts and budding filmmakers from across India, has organised India’s first horror short film festival starting 13 April.
Said Dastur in a statement, “People are familiar with horror movies but the idea of short films in this category is pretty raw and hopefully will gain ground. Though our target audience falls in the clichéd 16-25-year age bracket, I think anyone who appreciates good horror films can enjoy them.”
The festival will showcase six films, shortlisted out of 50 to 60 entries from across the globe. The short films to be screened on the occasion are: An Evening With My Comatose Mother (USA), Mazaak Mat Karna (India), Chambers (Norway), Love Hurts (Netherlands), Bloodtraffick (Hong Kong) and Divination (USA).
Although horror short films are common in US and Europe, it’s an altogether new concept in this land.