Indian filmmakers can go global with Lexus Short Films

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Each season, Lexus presents a theme to inspire and engage filmmakers from around the world to craft stories, and provides them with a global platform to display their talent. 

Budding Indian filmmakers can get their stories into motion and turn them into movies by participating in the fourth season of the Lexus Short Films.

American actor Taylor Sheridan is a part of the reviewing team, who will be going through the submissions to select the four finalists, read a statement. 

At the recently organised Tokyo Short Film Festival, Lexus and the Weinstein Company announced the fourth season of the award winning Lexus Short Films.

Each season, Lexus presents a theme to inspire and engage filmmakers from around the world to craft stories, and provides them with a global platform to display their talent. 

This season’s theme is transformation. Sheridan, alongside key executives of the Weinstein Company and Lexus, will be reviewing the submissions to select the four finalists. Joey Horvitz with the Weinstein Company will produce the next series of films.

Submissions are open for season 4 until August 24. “India is one of the biggest and most exciting film markets in the world so we are excited about the potential entries from here to Lexus Short Films,” said Akitoshi Takemura, Senior Vice-President, Lexus India. 

The four award-winning films from Season 3: Game, Friday Night, MESSiAH and The Nation Holds Its Breath, are available to stream on Prime Video via Amazon Video Direct, the website LexusShortFilms.com, and other channels.

The films from Season 3 were accepted across 65 film festivals and won multiple jury and audience awards. 

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