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LA India Film Council announces LA-India Connect contest

MUMBAI: 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.


LA - 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.


Participants 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.


The 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."


Additionally, 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.


The 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.

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