To encourage talented and emerging filmmakers, Media Konnect, recently conducted a maiden short film competition on a national scale.
Out of 450 entries received from across the country, the competition short-listed six entries. A jury of prominent industry names finally selected two entries based on originality of content, creativity and technique.
One of the winner was ‘Time In A Box,’ and surprisingly, the movie was based on a meager budget of less than Rs. 200.
The short film was made by Christine Jose Sales, a first year communications student from the Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communications (SIMC), Pune. The movie was inspired by the works of Christopher Nolan. The other winner was ‘Inertia.’
National Award Winning screenwriter and jury at the Media Konnect short film competition, Ananth Mahadevan, said, “To see content these young filmmakers have created is truly inspirational, and it was great to see the variety of technique, creativity and content on display. To think that a film could be made in Rs. 180 and win a competition, it is definitely something our entire industry can learn from.”
The winning filmmakers will get a chance to shoot their next film at the Ramoji Krian’s Virtual Reality Floor in Hyderabad and a mentorship from industry experts.