Sunday, June 26, 2022

Reel talent rules Shorts 2014

Jamshedpur : Shorts 2014, the two-day short film festival organised by Take 5 Communication, Calcutta and Society for Promotion of Professional Excellence (SPPE) that started yesterday concluded on positive at the Centre for Excellence which 10 films showcased on the concluding day.

The feedback for the ongoing Shorts 2014 was overwhelming with a jampacked auditorium yesterday. Naseeruddin Shah starrer short film Int Cafe Night directed by Adhiraj Bose was a super hit yesterday.

The screening started with that movie followed by Kleptomaniac at the Airport by Calcutta based Sayan Mallik, Silent Footsteps by La Martinere for Boys, Calcutta. The concluding day screened movies were Padma Patar Tal by Dahnanjoy Mandal, Shakti Rupena Samsthita by Abhishek Ganguli, Kangshabati’r Didi by Debajyoti Batabyal.

With about 20 films being showcased across the weekend, Shorts 2014 gives people a chance to showcase their creativity for not only professionals but also students from schools and colleges.

Shorts 2014 had a unique blend of films by professionals, budding and student film makers. Twenty films would be screened this year, the duration of each film ranges from 3 min. to 30 min.; languages being Hindi, English, Bengali and some are silent films. Films are from Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Jamshedpur.

Apart from films by regular film makers what has been encouraging for the festival right from its inception is the participation of Educational Institutions with their student films.

This year one of the leading schools of Kolkata La Martiniere for Boys has participated with its award winning student film SILENT FOOTSTEPS which talks about environment protection and there is the city’s very own Karim City College of Mass Communication which is there with the film SORRY, a film voicing against suicides. NO ENTRY (by Tathagata Bhattacherjee), PADMA PATAR JAL (by Dahnanjoy Mandal), SHAKTI RUPENA SAMSTHITA (by Abhishek Ganguli), KANGSHABATI’R DIDI (by Debajyoti Batabyal) and GALPO (by Kiron Mukherjee) are some of the films made by professionals.

A special mention here is the Naseeruddin Shah starrer INT. CAFE-NIGHT by Adhiraj Bose, a budding film maker from Mumbai.

This film which is on relationship has been screened and awarded at various National and International festivals.

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