TATA DOCOMO & Shamiana Unveil a Mini-Movie contest

Contest promises to be a treat for amateur short film makers

TATA DOCOMO announced the launch of an exciting Mini-Movie Contest along with Shamiana – The Short Film Club. Founded by Cyrus Dastur, Shamiana is India’s fastestgrowing short film club, passionate about showcasing the finest ‘shorts’ from the country and across theworld.TATA DOCOMO Mini-Movie Contest will be mentored by Kunal Deshmukh, the young Bollywood film director, Tom Alter, a very well-known theatre and cinema actor, Abdul Khan, Head-TATA DOCOMO Marketing, Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, Nandana Sen, the petite Bollywood actress and Cyrus Dastur, a theatre personality and the founder of Shamiana.

The categories are:
1. The Best Short Film
2. The Best Movie Shot with a mobile phone, and
3. The Director’s Favourite

The winner gets to work as the ACD with Kunal Deshmukh on his next venture. Speaking on TATA DOCOMO’s association with Shamiana, Mr. Abdul Khan, Head-TATA DOCOMO Marketing and Advisor to the MD, Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited said, “TATA DOCOMO inspires people ‘To Do’. We bring this alive by providing an impetus to the creativity of young film-makers. We are pleased to announce the Mini-Movie Contest which lets you shoot your film, in your style, in your visual language, about the topic that is closest to your heart. Films have always mirrored reality through an individual’s perspective and we believe it is an important medium of communication. It’s a pleasure to associate with Shamiana and help unleash the creative potential and provide a medium of expression for our youth today.”

To enter the TATA DOCOMO Mini Movie contest, a customer has to SMS ‘Minimovies’ to 567678 or visit www.tatadocomo-minimovie.com to upload the movie. Speaking on the occasion Tom Alter said, “It’s a pleasure to be a part of this Mini-movie contest organised by TATA DOCOMO & SHAMIANA. They are both pioneers in their respective fields and now provide this great opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to prove their mettle. More power to such initiatives.” Commenting about his role as a mentor, Kunal Deshmukh, the young Bollywood director, said, “Short films are all about that’s pure and untainted in cinema, it’s the way a young film maker discovers his or her
voice. A voice, that in the years to come, may inspire a nation and change the way we look at movies. TATA DOCOMO & SHAMIANA give our young filmmakers a platform to leap into the magical world called cinema.”

Speaking about the association, Cyrus Dastur, the Founder of Shamiana-the Short Film Club, and the pioneer of the short films space in India, said, “We are proud to be spearheading this initiative as SHAMIANA has always believed in creating opportunities for the short film tribe. TATA DOCOMO as a brand has changed the paradigm of the telecom industry with its per second billing and it was only natural for us to get associated and provide this platform to aspiring filmmakers. We hope this is just the beginning and we’re confident there is a big bunch of people out there looking forward to a break like this!”


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