Moviebuff conducted a short film contest for the first time which was open for public voting. The main idea behind this contest was to identify the best talents in Tamil Nadu and introduce them to the industry to direct feature films.
Totally 250 entries were received in December 2016 and out of which 17 were shortlisted by the judges of Moviebuff and Littleshows. Finally, five films were selected through the public voting by screening across local theatres in Tamil Nadu. Public screening took place from 10th March 2017 to 13th April 2017 in 170 screens totally reaching 23,800 shows totally.
Arvind Ranganathan, CEO of Qube Cinema Technologies Pvt Limited was happy for the finalists and the winners of the contest. He thanked the theatre owners of Qube Cinema Networks in cooperating and encouraging their initiative. The top 3 awardees have been granted with internship at Surya’s ‘2D Entertainments’ and Arvind is confident that the short film directors will gain knowledge and experience at one of the finest production houses. He also told that next year, this contest will be conducted all over India next in identifying the talents across our country.
The Chief guests and the Jury members for the final round of the contest included Cinematographer and Director PC Sreeram, Director Ezhil, Director Vetrimaran, Cinematographer Magesh Muthuswamy, Director Arun Kumar S.U., CEO of 2D Entertainment Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian, Film Critic Sreedhar Pillai, Film Editor KL Praveen, Audiographer Udayakumar, Director Hari Viswanath, Chennai International Short Film Festival Director Srinivasa Santhanam and Film Critic, Trade Analyst, CEO of Common Man Media Sathish Kumar.
The winners of Moviebuff Firstclap contest are:
1st – Ival Azhagu – Directed by Vijay Ganapathy - 3 lakhs cash award + Internship with 2D Entertainment
2nd – App(a) Lock – Directed by Pradeep Ranganathan – 2 Lakhs cash award + Internship with 2D Entertainment
3rd – Yennaga Sir Unga sattam – Directed by Prabhu Jeyaram – 1 lakh cash award + Internship with 2D Entertainment
4th - Intha Naal Iniya Naal – Directed by Magesh Balasubramaniam – Rs. 25,000 cash award
5th - Think & Ink – Directed by Nattu Dev – Rs. 25,000 cash award
WoodsDeck congratulates all the winners of Moviebuff Firstclap Contest.
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