With Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt Ltd (AKFPL) film, SHORTS, directed by Shlok Sharma, Siddharth Gupt, Anirban Roy, Rohit Pandey and Neeraj Ghaywan set for release on July 12, 2013, AKFPL has partnered with India’s leading creative crowdsourcing company Talenthouse India to promote the allure of ‘the short’. The announcement was made today, June 28.
With movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Dev D and Udaan to its credit, AKFPL is offering a chance to budding directors to recreate the films under the AKFPL banner in one minute.[ Also Read: Crowdfunding Film Festival Invites Aspiring Filmmakers ]
Capturing the essence of a story in a minute measures a filmmaker’s knack for connecting with audiences. By crowdsourcing this campaign, the magnitude and variation of the entries will be unmatched, believes the company.
Meanwhile, as part of its return to The Oscars, leading automaker Chevrolet is looking for independent filmmakers to tell a story celebrating the simple, yet significant moments in life. (Read: Chevrolet Invites Filmmakers to Make Films for The Oscars)
All entries will be monitored by AKFPL, with the winner getting the opportunity of a lifetime – a chance to intern with AKFPL in its next project. In addition, the best films will be promoted by AKFPL and will be launched digitally with due credits to the makers. Apart from this, lucky participants will be gratified with film tickets of the movie Shorts.[ Also Read: Why Can’t Satyamev Jayate Tell the Truth? ]
Announcing his collaboration with Talenthouse India, Anurag Kashyap says, “The one minute film is a great way to showcase the creativity harbored in all of us. It’s about being able to capture the essence of the film and convey it in a minute. What better way to crowdsource the endeavor and have everyone participate. Happy to be working with Talenthouse on this.”
Participants are required to share their movies on http://www.talenthouse.com/akfpl-2013 by the 5th July 2013 and the winners will be announced on the 12th July 2013.