Jamshedpur : The two-day annual short film festival of the steel city SHORTS 2013 will be held from November 23 at SNTI Auditorium and, as always, promises to be draped with a touch of style and loads of soul.
‘SHORTS’ is a collaboration of Jamshedpur based SPPE (Society for Promotion of Professional Excellence) and Kolkata based TAKE 5 COMMUNICATIONS. The festival, pioneered in 2008, completed half a decade last year.
The purpose of the festival has always been to showcase the creative works of budding film makers especially from Jharkhand and give them a platform thus enabling them to move forward in film making.
Screening works of professional film makers would help the amateur ones to learn and set goals for themselves. This blend of film makers creates a healthy environment of cinema which is now 100 years old in our country.
Over the years ‘SHORTS’ has transformed many first -timers into professional film makers who are today working in different parts of the country.
When the festival began in 2008, there was hardly any awareness for short films in Jamshedpur but thanks to the success of SHORTS every year, a whole new bunch of very talented film makers have come up in the city who are experimenting with burning issues in their films.
This year the festival has 20 films by professional film makers like Ashoke Viswanathan (MANSUKH BHAI), Tathagata Bhattacherjee (TARGET), Abhishek Ganguli (CASTING COUCH), Shiv Kumar Prasad (MATI KE MOL) and Md. Nizam (ZINDAGI KE LIYE) to name few… and budding film makers like Saurabh Suman Jha (BURA JO DEKHAN MAIN CHALA), Nikhil Sharda (ONLY ME), Sourish Dey (FLASH OF BULLETS), Sumit Chowdhury (LAST CONVERSATION) and Manmohan Singh (7.30 A.M.) among others.