Govind Nihalani & Jaya Bachchan encourage young filmmakers!
Tenth international film festival of Mumbai introduces an exciting new initiative called Dimensions Mumbai, a competition of short films in the city.
Shyam Benegal, Chairperson of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image, trustees Jaya Bachchan and Govind Nihalani made the announcement in the press conference. The idea for organizing the competition was suggested by Ms Bachchan, who also sponsored the prize money, to encourage young people to participate and get attracted to the MAMI Festival in larger numbers.
The competition invites five minute films on any aspect of Mumbai; it is open to young film and media professionals and students from the city. The age of the participants should be 25 years or less.
There is an attractive cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh for the best film. The first runner-up wins Rs 30,000 and the second, Rs 20,000.
The short-listed films will be screened during the IFF-Mumbai.