It's a season in which short filmmakers are rocking in mainstream cinema in K'town. After their success of their first edition of First Clap, a talent hunt initiative for aspiring filmmakers, Moviebuff and Suriya's 2D Entertainment announced the second edition recently.
Fittingly, the young short filmmakers who made their way to the silver screen in the recent times and Karthik Naren (Dhuruvangal Padhinaaru) Nithilan (Kurangu Bommai), Arun Prabhu (Aruvi) and national award winner Raam shared the dais at the event.
This year Knack Studios is supporting the initiative by extending its postproduction facilities free of charge for the contest 'Oru Kathai Sollunga' - tell a story, in 3 minutes for processing the Digital Intermediate and 5.1 audio mixes, to the top five winners prior to the theatrical screening.
"Anand who won last year's contest has got the opportunity to direct a big hero now. The maiden edition of the contest was screened in 170 theatres across 40 cities in Tamil Nadu alone, with a minimum viewership of 34,35,432," revealed Arvind of QUBE technologies.
"A platform like 'First Clap' helps us identify raw new talent and exposes us to various innovative stories. If scripts are finalised, we will be interested in working with this new class of creators," says Suriya who supports the venture.