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The short side of films

by Mounica Tata.

Lights, camera, and action! Filmmaking is no longer the passion of the select few. Armed with cameras, a whole bunch of ideas and a zeal for cinema, young Hyderabadis, who have been bitten by the filmmaking bug, are shooting everything in sight.

And these city enthusiasts like to keep it short. With short films becoming a viral online, this genre has become a hit with budding filmmakers. And thanks to easy access to the latest technology, everyone has a small story to tell.

“Short films are like the T-20 of cinema. The mantra is – the shorter, the better,” says Tharun Bhascker, director of the short film group Vinoothna Geetha, started by a bunch of enthusiastic 23 year olds. “We made 10 short films so far in different genres and we have uploaded it online. The views and comments that poured in were more than we expected. Industry professionals of all age groups and even a couple of NRIs contacted us, encouraged us and also offered to extend financial help. And this positive feedback is more rewarding than any nomination in a film fest. Our ultimate goal is to hit the theater and the journey has been great so far,” he says.

Read the rest of this article from Times of India.

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