MANS invites entries for short film festival

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The short filmmakers can send their documentaries or animated short film or a simple short film of 10 minutes duration from September 25 to 30, at Sadhana Media Centre, Shaniwar Peth, Pune. 

Pune: Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) along with Aatpat Creation Committee are organising a National Short Film Festival on the subject of elimination of superstitions in various castes of Maharashtra.

The short filmmakers can send their documentaries or animated short film or a simple short film of 10 minutes duration from September 25 to 30, at Sadhana Media Centre, Shaniwar Peth, Pune. 

These short films are divided into three categories which include open category, student category and members from the anti-superstition committee itself. Only 30 films will be shortlisted and those will be screened on October 28, 29 and 30 at  National Film Archive of India (NFAI) and the award ceremony will be held on November 1. 

Avinash Patil, the Executive President of the Anti-Superstition organisation, said, “The short film or documentary or animated film should be of 10 minutes only. There is no language barrier to make a short film. The participants should send their films in DVD format only on the given address and send the necessary documents with it. There should be two DVDs which should be submitted from September 25 to 30 in the time span of 11 am to 5 pm. The entry fee is Rs 500 which should be submitted along with the DVD.”

Gargi Kulkarni, Executive Director of Aatpat Creation Committee, said, “In these short films, the content will be given importance, as it is about superstitions faced in casteism and people getting killed or murdered because of it. Along with it the technicalities, camera handling and many more things related to it will be judged in the festival.” For any further assistance the participants can call on Keshav Kudale-9881691651, Nandini Jadhav- 9422305929 and Kunal Shirsaathe- 9767599934.

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