First Clap, an initiative of Moviebuff, is India’s first theatrically showcased talent hunt for aspiring filmmakers, challenging them to tell a compelling story in three minutes on any subject of their interest. Beginning December 16, 2016, more than 250entries were received. The top five shortlisted films are being screened for a period of five weeks across 150 screens in the Qube Cinema Network from March 3rd 2017 to 13th April 2017.
On offer to the winners of this contest, chosen from public voting andthe scores awarded by a panel of eminent jurists, apart from cash prizes for the top three entries, is an enviable opportunity to the winner to narrate a script to actor Suriya’s2D Entertainment and/or an opportunity to intern with the production company as well!
The shortlisted finalists include App(a) Lock – Directed by Pradeep Ranganathan,
Indha Naal Iniya Naal – Directed byMagesh Balasubramaniam, Ival Azhagu – Directed by Sri Vijay Ganapathy, Think & Ink- Directed byNattu Dev and Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam – Directed by Prabhu Jeyaram.
The judges include Cinematographer and Director PC Sreeram, Director Ezhil, Director Vetrimaran, Cinematographer MageshMuthuswamy, Director Arun Kumar S.U., CEO of 2D Entertainment RajsekarKarpoorasundarapandian, Film Editor KL Praveen, AudiographerUdayakumar, Director Hari Viswanath, Chennai International Short Film Festival Director SrinivasaSanthanam and Film Critic and Trade Analyst Sathish Kumar who is also CEO of Common Man Media.
The uniqueness of this contest, brought to you by Moviebuff, courtesy the Qube Cinema Network& LittleShows, is that, for the first time ever, contestants have an opportunity to have direct feedback from moviegoers for their creative work via screenings all across the state in mainstream cinema halls!
“This contest is an opportunity to tell an interesting story in three minutes – a challenge for any new talent or filmmaker who wants to make a mark proving their expertise. At the same time, when presented on the big screen, the filmmaker can also gauge and experience audience reaction first-hand. We all have ideas or experiences in life that are worthy of translation to film. It will be interesting to see the calibre of filmmaking this contest garners,” says Tamil Superstar Suriya. His company, 2D Entertainment, focuses on quality content ensuring entertainment with a difference by nurturing innovative talent and utilizing the best of technology.
“As a company that has been dedicated to the domain of cinema for over three decades now, this endeavour is our way of conveying our gratitude through creating a powerful enabling platform for talent to showcase their work and realise their dreams,”says Arvind Ranganathan, CEO of Qube Cinema Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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About 2D Entertainment:
Suriya, a man with a penchant for lateral thinking, turned entertainment entrepreneur through his brainchild 2D Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. CEO Rajasekar Karpoorasundarapandian has ensured an open atmosphere so that an impressive think tank of creative talents deliver quality content ensuring entertainment with a difference. Established in 2014, the company nurtures innovative talents by making the best of technology. The marketing and production strategies here are set on international standards with a commitment to providing entertainment to people from all walks of life. This is a name to reckon with in the South Indian film fraternity.2DEntertainment.in
About Little Shows Media Pvt. Ltd.:
A venture floated by two short film aficionados resulting in a unique portal that aims to revolutionize the realm of short films. To get all aspiring filmmakers and short film talents to limelight and glory is the motto here. Now, the three-year-old venture serves as the go-to platform for all filmmaking needs and has been instrumental in quite a number of filmmaking talents clinching a coveted spot in the film arena. LittleShows.com