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Cinematographers To Join 75 Creative Minds Of Tomorrow At The 54th IFFI

Utkarsh Classes 09-11-2023
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The 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is about to begin and 75 talented filmmakers and artistes across India have been selected for the third edition of the '75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow' initiative.

  • For this, the much awaited list of participants selected by the Selection Jury and Grand Jury Panel has been announced.

Most talent is from Maharashtra:

  • These promising cinematic talents of the future hail from 19 states and union territories of India. Most of the talent has been selected from Maharashtra, followed by Delhi, West Bengal, Haryana and Tamil Nadu.
  • 75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow features 75 talented youth from across India across 10 categories.

Talent has been selected from the interior parts of the country:

  • This year, we will also  see participants from the interior parts of the country, some of whom are from places like Bishnupur (Manipur), Jagatsinghpur (Odisha), and Sadarpur (Madhya Pradesh).

Selection of talent from various fields of cinema:

  • The 75 participants were selected from a pool of over 600 applicants based on their talent in the following crafts of film making - direction, screenwriting, cinematography, acting, editing, playback singing, music composition, costume and make-up, art design etc.

Most applications are from animation, visual effects etc.:

  • What is most noteworthy is that the highest number of applications were received from the Animation, Visual Effects (VFX), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) categories. This is in line with the efforts of the Government of India to accelerate the AVGC-XR sector in the country.

All the talents are under the age of 35:

  • Although all the participants are below 35 years of age, the youngest participant in the Music Composition/Sound Design category is Shashwat Shukla from Mumbai, Maharashtra, aged 18.

Next IFFI, 75 creative minds will participate in various opportunities:

  • This year, 75 specially curated masterclasses will be organized for creative minds.
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a session dealing with a very important topic – financing your films. During this session they will get an opportunity to gain knowledge and interact with stalwarts of the field.

48 Hours Film Making Challenge:

  • Participants will get an opportunity to showcase and show their talent by participating in a group competition for making short films under the “48 Hours Film Making Challenge”.
  • Under this, the participants will showcase their interpretation of "Mission Life" through their films in 48 hours.
  • The competition has been conceptualized by NFDC in partnership with UK-based Shorts International, a worldwide network dedicated to short films.
  • Shorts TV has the world's largest catalog of high-quality short films and series, available on TV, mobile, online and in theatres, and also produces original short film content for broadcasters and brands.
  • This year's Book to Box Office segment will have 'The Story Inc' as a partner, providing a platform for creative writers to present their work and pitch these stories to producers.

75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow:

  • This is an original and unique initiative of Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, whose objective is to identify, encourage and showcase the young cinematic talents from across India.
  • Under this initiative, participants get a platform to showcase their talent on an international platform.
  • This initiative was launched to commemorate the celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at the 2021 edition of IFFI.

FAQ

Answer:- 75 talented filmmakers and artistes from across India have been selected for the '75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow' initiative for the 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Answer:- 75 talented filmmakers and artists from across India have been selected for the third edition of the '75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow' initiative.

Answer:- Shashwat Shukla (Although all the participants are below 35 years of age, but the youngest participant in the Music Composition/Sound Design category is Shashwat Shukla from Mumbai, Maharashtra, who is 18 years old).

Answer:- Most talent has been selected from Maharashtra, followed by Delhi, West Bengal, Haryana and Tamil Nadu.
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