Madhur Bhandarkar to be jury head for selection of short films


Sahara One Network has recently launched its creation ‘Filmy’. In its first venture, ‘Filmy’ will have a contest for short films. The channel has chosen filmmaker and National award winner Madhur Bhandarkar as the jury head to shortlist the many entries for short films. Madhur will screen the short films and then shortlist a few of them.
Madhur Bhandarkar has made several films that have received critical appreciation like Page 3, Chandini Bar and Satta. The films short listed by Madhur will then be televised by Sahara One Network on the program ‘Filmy’. Viewers can then vote for their favourite short film. The short film that wins the most audience votes will then be profiled in detail along with its filmmaker.

Filmmaker and jury head Madhur said “I am glad to be associated with short films on ‘Filmy’. Through this contest ‘Filmy’ has given a great opportunity to independent and amateur filmmakers to exhibit their talent to a nationwide audience.” Madhur also hoped that through the contest bollywood would be able to source new talent.

‘Filmy’ is open to professionals and amateurs alike from various fields like writers, directors, producers, cinematographers and others. The short film entries include all genres ranging from documentaries, action, drama, etc and the themes for the film too vary from humour to science fiction and others.

Madhur Bhandarkar is currently awaiting the release of his second film Corporate in his trilogy series. Corporate is a film that explores nuances of fictional and non-fictional aspects of the corporate world. The film stars Kay Kay Menon, Bipasha Basu, Minisha Lamba and Sammir Dattani. Madhur has already begun the shooting for his last film Signal in the trilogy. This film too incorporates the reality element fused with fictional aspects. The film depicts the lives of different people at a traffic signal, particularly in Mumbai. We wish Madhur all the best for his next release Corporate and his other forthcoming projects.


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