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SHORTS – ’22: The two-day Short Film fest to stoke creative fire from Nov 26 at CFE


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Jamshedpur, Nov 19: SHORTS, a joint celluloid creative mission hosted annually by SPPE (Society for Promotion of Professional Excellence) of Tata Steel and Take5 Communications of Kolkata since 2008, is knocking again at the door of a creative celluloid minefield. This event is an annual engagement in the city’s calendar of exciting and much-looked-forward-to engagements.

This 15 years of an exciting trek has been a mission in discoveries of creative and devoted minds where combination of unquestionable professionals and ambitious ‘new kids on the block’ have yielded a bonanza of exciting possibilities. In fact, SHORTS has stoked many a creative fire wherein this event has cradled raw celluloid imaginations and today, this new breed has gone on to establish its mark in all domains of filmmaking in the movie worlds of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and of course, in Jharkhand. The punch is more effective as the growing clan of movie buffs, connoisseurs and lovers have been taking to the SHORTS waters like excited ducks and ducklings.

Even through the two-year COVID-19 hiatus, the excitement of SHORTS could not be suppressed with the successful and dedicated bid of SPPE and Take5 Communications by going online to whet the appetites of this genre’s lovers. Now, the ‘physicality’ of this two-day joyous get-together will be evident on November 26 and 27 with a basket of 20 hailed ‘Meaningful Cinema’ topped by Master filmmaker and several international and national award winner, maestro Ashoke Viswanathan’s ‘Child’s Play’ as the inaugural presentation of SHORTS – ’22.

The other thought provoking short film presentation with a combination of professional and promising filmmakers include Riven (Vivek Upadhyay), Forbidden (Abhishek Ganguly), Bhetki (Dona Roy), Help (Aishwarya Das), Hey Baby (Rajat Ghosh), Bucket List (Mini Pandey), Fair (Shyam Kumar), Art ‘N Beyond (Nikhil Sharda), Muzir (Sharabh), Let’s Play the Game (Meet Vasudevan), Jonmodin (Sudip Chatterjee), Good Girl (Prasanjit Mahto), Rakhtsur (Tanuj Kumar and Sanjay Sathpathy), The Steps (Mridul Pal), Happiness (Jit Dutta), Juddho – The War (Sourav Pal), Hope in the Darkness (Faiz Alam Khan), Joba (Rik Chatterjee) and Interview (Santodeb Dutta).

The films range between three and 30 minutes and are in Bengali, Hindi and English languages apart from silent presentations.

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