Jamshedpur, Nov. 29: Steel City witnessed the eighth edition of the annual short film festival, dubbed ‘Shorts 2015,’ on November 28 and 29 at Centre for Excellence (CFE). The two-day festival was not only a great opportunity to watch some of the best short films, but it also provided a platform to the aspiring film makers from Jharkhand.
The first day of the festival began with the inauguration ceremony, which was attended by national award winning filmmaker Pragya Tripathy. Terming short films as the future films, Tripathy said, “The blockbuster ‘Bajranji Bhaijan’ was inspired from a short film. The filmmaker said that in 1982, MTV ventured into making short films and this set a trend. In between, the short film industry has touched greater heights.
‘I’m the change’ was the first film to be screened this year. ‘R.I.P. MAGGIE’ by Saurabh Suman Jha, ‘Jihad’ by Tathagata Bhattacherjee, ‘Through the Prism’ by La Martiniere for Boys, a leading school in Kolkata along with 11 films were screened on the first day of the festival, which saw the presence of several film aficionados at the auditorium and in the CFE lawns. The second day was no different as 12 films were screened with the same enthusiasm.
The festival was organized jointly by Jamshedpur-based SPPE (Society for Promotion of Professional Excellence) and Kolkata-based Take 5 Communications.
The festival first began in Jamshedpur in 2008 and was the first-ever short film festival for the steel city. Gradually, it became an annual event thanks to the overwhelming response from the people and the media.