Northeast’s first students short film festival


Northeast’s first students short film festival

In order to encourage filmmaking from early stages among students, Creovaent Productions today announces its new initiative ‘LETZ SHOOT – shoot your own entertainment’ – a student short film competition. A first of its kind film competition dedicated entirely to the students from North-East India, ‘LETZ SHOOT – shoot your own entertainment’ was conceived with the noble objective of encouraging the students to understand filmmaking, its techniques and to take it as a career, said Pritish Chakraborty, founder of the competition.

The competition, scheduled for January 28, 2012, is being organized by Creovaent Productions with the support of the Department of Mass Communication & Journalism of Guwahati University and SHAMIANA – popular short film club from Mumbai. Creovaent Productions will be glad to see other brands and educational institutions joining hands and come forward to support the student competition.

“The main motive to introduce the competition of short films for students is to give them exposure to the latest trend of filmmaking from the very beginning. The competition will also encourage students to showcase their creative talent and most importantly any students from any stream can participate. We will also encourage students to start with zero budget filmmaking by shooting the short films with their mobile phones”, said Prithish Chakraborty.

The submission of short films has already begun. Students can download the entry forms with the rules & regulations details from the competition website – http://www.letzshoot.webs.com and also the entry forms will be disseminated to all the important colleges, universities and institutes across North-East India. The entry form can be downloaded for free and also the competition is restricted to only students from North-East India.

The winning short film in the competition will get the Wild Card entry for the North-East Competition section at prestigious 2nd Guwahati International Short Film Festival schedule to happen on 1st week of May, 2012 and also the short film will be absorbed by SHAMIANA for national screening. Apart from that the winner will get Certificate, Cash Honorium and an Award.

The deadline for submitting the entries is January 15, 2012. The list of final 20 short films selected by jury panel for the main competition will be announced on January 21st, 2012, Saturday. The finale of the first edition of ‘LETZ SHOOT’ will comprises with daylong activities on January 28, 2012 at the Guwahati University Campus which will see a perfect blend of special screening of award winning short films from across the world (Courtesy SHAMIANA), main competition and interactive sessions with the eminent jury panel.

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