Whether it’s the format, treatment or content, the world of films is ever evolving. And one form of cinema that truly stands out is the ‘short film’. The short film format is no longer one-off or experimental. Over the years, it has grown tremendously with even big-ticket actors eager to explore the medium.
To discuss the growth and evolution of the short film format in India, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films recently hosted a series of insightful discussions featuring some of the biggest names from the Indian film industry; names that stand for originality and creativity.
These included Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Divya Dutta, Sayani Gupta, Shweta Basu Prasad, Tisca Chopra, Niranjan Iyengar, and Shivani Raghuvanshi. The discussion was moderated by Mandira Bedi.
Having successfully been a part of both mediums - feature film and short film - the artists shared their experiences with new-age cinema and storytelling.
They spoke of how newer formats of cinema are allowing filmmakers to tell diverse stories while also empowering actors by helping them sharpen their craft.
The discussions not only focused on trends in the short film industry, but also extended to the world of cinema at large. From convergence of different kinds of cinema to how barriers between commercial and indie films have collapsed, the conversations threw interesting insights on how cinema has changed and evolved in keeping with the times.
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has become a name to reckon with in the short films space.
They have collaborated with renowned artists and directors and released several award-winning short films. At this event, they also announced the launch of a new series airing on Zee Café and &Pictures and streaming on ZEE5 starting Dec 19.