In its endeavour to encourage creativity and ideas from
film students in India and Los Angeles, the LA India
Film Council has announced a unique online short film
competition titled LA - India Connect.
- India Connect will provide an opportunity to students
to showcase their imagination, vision and story-telling
ability by making a short film based on the 'Hollywood
- Bollywood' theme.
will be judged on their ability to create a film that
bypasses geographical boundaries and appeals to audiences
everywhere. Films must be no more than ten minutes duration.
The winners of the competition, from India and Los Angeles,
will each receive a cash prize of USD$1,000 and an opportunity
to gain experience with a leading production company.
short film entries will be made available to view
via the website: www.1takecontests.com. Viewers will
be able to vote for their favourite film, and the
winning film will receive the "Most Popular FilmAward."
every participant will get an opportunity to generate
revenue from their film through Pocket Films, a short
film division of 1takemedia.com, India's leading aggregator
and distributor of alternate content.
competition will be judged by a jury of high-profile
film industry representatives from Los Angeles and
India, including Shekhar Kapur, Rakeysh Omprakash
Mehra, Mahesh Bhatt, Nagesh Kukunoor, Film and Television
Institute of India (FTII) director DJ Narain, Whistling
Woods International dean Ravi Gupta, Andhra Pradesh
Film Chamber of Commerce president D Suresh Babu,
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television dean Teri
Schwartz, and MovieLabs president and CEO Steve Weinstein.