Monday, December 11, 2023

SHORTS � 2018 gets underway today at the CFE, 29 films to be screened

Jamshedpur: SHORTS � the annual short film festival of Jamshedpur gloriously completed 10 years in November 2017. The idea pioneered by Jamshedpur based Society for Promotion of Professional Excellence (SPPE) and Kolkata based Take5 Communications way back in 2008 now is in its second decade.

At a press conference organized today at the CFE, Senior Manager CC and CFE Merlyn F Anklesaria, Tathagata Bhattacherjee the COO of Take5 Communications, Kolkata and actor and journalist Goutam Shankar Das, laid out the features of the 11th episode of Shorts.

The 11th Shorts will be inaugurated by Govind Sharan, Head, Naval Tata Hockey Academy at 5 pm on November 24 and 25.

SHORTS 2018 to be held on November 24 and 25, boasts of a creative bouquet of thought provoking short films by some very talented film makers � both professional and budding. A total number of twenty nine (29) short films will be screened in the span of these two days at the Centre for Excellence, Jamshedpur.

The films ranging from 4 minutes to 30 minutes, on subjects like women empowerment, water conservation, road safety, noise pollution, old age crisis, menstrual health, cleanliness, humanity to name a few, are in Hindi, English, Bengali, Santali and Nepali languages. Many of these films have travelled to National and Intentional Film Festivals.

The entries are from Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Dhanbad and Jamshedpur. Abhijeet Saha (Mumbai) with LAACHHI, Mini Pandey (Delhi) with SMILE VS. SMILEYS, Abhishek Ganguli (Kolkata) with PARTHO DE…The Untold Story, Omer Farooq (Dhanbad) with DUPATTA and Nikhil Sharda (Jamshedpur) with THE BEST GIFT are among professional film makers who will showcase their creations in SHORTS 2018 alongside quite a few young and dynamic budding film makers.

This blend of new and experienced film makers has been the USP of the festival which has attracted the film buffs of Jamshedpur year after year towards this festival.

SHORTS, in its 11th year, promises to be a treat for all eyes and as always would have much food for thought. Moreover, creativity and film craft are complimentary shades of an ever learning process where good can only get better.

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