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Osian's introduces 'Short Cuts' to facilitate short filmmakers

NEW DELHI: The Osian’s-Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema has introduced a new section for short films called Short Cuts.

The section includes 43 short fiction films, short features and short movies from India, Pakistan, Germany, Egypt, Korea and other Asian and Arab countries.


With the introduction of this new section, many short fiction filmmakers are hopeful about the future of short films in India.


However,they are still concerned about their commercial viability and outlet as far as their reach to the masses is concerned.


“For a new filmmaker, directing a short film is a learning experience, a stepping stone to how making a full feature film would be”, said director of Pakistan‘s The Will Of Gurmukh Singh director Sharji Anwar Baloch.


This is for the first time that a private Indian film festival had given a platform to short filmmakers. Some of the filmmakers participating in the contest are still students at various film making schools like the Film and Television Institute of India and the Satyajit Ray FTII.


Commenting on the contribution of technology towards facilitating the making of short films, short filmmaker Vasanth Nath said, “Internet, because of its social networking features like video sharing and blogging, allows you to share the films with the small yet interested audience.”


Some of the short films that are to be screened at the ongoing festival include Karam Chawla‘s The Love Song of…, Atul Sabharwal‘s Midnight Lost and Found, Pierre Friquet‘s Snoozers,Spandan Banerjee‘s The Fiction and Gautam Baruah‘s Goodbye My Dear.

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