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Dec 02, 2014
When dna kept it short: dna Shortcuts - Mumbai's Biggest Short Film Festival

dna brought the movie lovers and amateur movie makers of Mumbai under one roof when it organized the second edition of "dna Shortcuts - Mumbai's biggest short film festival". The first edition in 2013 was a huge success and the second edition, organized on 29th and 30th November, was even bigger and better.

The primary objective for the festival is to inspire young film makers and help give their work the 'big screen' treatment they so deserve.

Why short films only though? Because dna caters to the young, busy Indian, and as such, gives its audience a quick, easy gratification from the short films on showcase.

An initiative meant to encourage amateur film makers to showcase their talent, dna invited people to send in their own short films. The second edition got an overwhelming response, not just in numbers, but also in the quality of short films submitted. After screening by an internal jury, 5 winners were declared: Vidya Sagar for Arivu, Nilesh Chavan for Hope, Manav Bhinder for Pursuit of Love, Ritvik Joshi for Zor lagake Haisha and Pranav Bhasin for Bageecha.

The highlight of the two-day festival was the daily interaction that was organized by dna featuring renowned film makers from Bollywood, who interacted with the audience and answered their queries. Day one of the festival witnessed directors like Nitin Kakkar (director of acclaimed and award winning film - Filmistan), Amit Sharma (Director of upcoming Tevar and also the famous Ad - Google Reunion), Goldie Behl of Rose Movies and RJ Nasar (Radio host on Red FM 93.5).  The second day of the festival saw director Ashu Trikha speaking to the audience on facets of film making.

On both days, the open session was a houseful engagement with questions coming from every corner. The audience, comprising mainly of film lovers and amateur film makers, found the engagement really useful. Another highlight of the event was the screening of a few award winning short films which like Tamash, Blouse, amongst others.

Indian films were not the only ones on show. Participants, and the audience, were inspired by the different ideas, and film making techniques from across the globe.

The event, hosted at Fun Republic Andheri(W), was powered by Shamiana Shorts, India's most dedicated and fastest growing short film club. Red FM 93.5 was the official radio partner.

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