Website for film contest launched
A website of 25 Frames Short Film Contest http://25frames.dqsva.com was launched by Telugu Desam leader Anita Sakuru at a meeting here on Thursday.
The contest is being organised jointly by Millennium Software Solutions (MSS) of Vizag and DQ School of Visual Arts, Hyderabad, to draw aspirants to the film industry and to expose their talent.
Sridhar Reddy of MSS said that 560 participants had registered so far for the contest. The contestants can upload their entries on the website. Around 800 entries were expected for the contest. The total prize money was Rs.1.50 lakh and the awards would be in five: best film, best director, best cinematographer, best cinematography (mobile phone) and best story/concept.
The jury panel consists of Directors VV Vinayak, Harish Shankar, Maruthi, Dasarath, Chandra Siddharatha, Veeru Potla, Damarukam Srinivas Reddy, Merlapaka Gandhi (Venkatadri Express fame), senior director A. Kodandarami Reddy and actor, writer and director Tanikella Bharani. These directors would screen the entries on January 20 in Hyderabad and finalise 10 of them. The 10 short films would be telecast by Tollywood Channel. Of the 10 film, five would be short listed and awards presented at the final event to be held in Visakhapatnam on January 25.