Filmy Short Film festival receives 150 entries as of 19 June

MUMBAI: Sahara One Network's Hindi movie channel Filmy has got over 150 entries from across India for its recently-announced Short Film Festival. The last date of submitting entries is 15 July.

Filmy's Short Films on Filmy is a platform for India's best & brightest short-film makers to showcase their talent.

Filmy has invited entries from writers, producers, directors, cinematographers and animators, among others. All genres including dramas, documentaries, live action and animated stories, with themes ranging from humour and horror to science fiction and reality are invited, says an official release. 

Shortlisted films would then be aired on the channel and viewers will be called upon to vote for their favourite film. Also, the 'Audience Favourite' film and filmmaker will be profiled on Filmy, the release adds.The channel has roped in prominent Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar as the jury head for the initiative. 

"I am glad to be associated with Short Films on Filmy -- sometimes I look back and wish that such a platform was available in my early years! Through this contest, Filmy has given a great opportunity to independent and amateur filmmakers to exhibit their talent to a nationwide audience. I hope that this Festival throws up fresh talent for Bollywood," says Madhur Bhandarkar.

Sahara One Media And Entertainment Limited CEO Shantonu Aditya says, "We are very excited with Madhur's involvement! His inputs will be very critical in identifying talent and finally deciding the best short films to be telecast on Filmy." 

"Short Films on Filmy has had a very encouraging response in its first year. We'll continue to bring such pioneering platforms for developing and showcasing emerging filmmaking talent and providing them with a stepping-stone to success," says Filmy business head Ashutosh..

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