The Hindu

Short films on the small screen

Being seen on TV might be just the oxygen they need

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S hort films mostly go unnoticed but a new TV show titled ‘ Prime Talkies with Pocket Films’ is all set to provide a platform to aspiring filmmakers and students to showcase their work. Starting July 31, the one- hour show will be aired every Thursday from 9.00 pm on NDTV Prime. Each episode will consist of three- four critically acclaimed films on varied themes. Screening these films on television is one big step in providing national visibility to such budding talent, said a statement.

The joint initiative is taken by Pocket Films, leading ag- gregator and distributo­r of alternativ­e content that helps short films, documentar­ies, indie films, etc., find their target audience on the Internet and mobile platforms, and by NDTV Prime. Saameer Mody, managing director, Pocket Films, said they are “pleased to launch this initiative to throw the spotlight on talented filmmakers on a national platform which will prove to be a start- ing point to become big”.

Tubelight Ka Chand and The Joy of Giving by Shlok Sharma, an Anurag Kashyap Production film, Salt and Pepper by Mohinder Pratap Singh starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Padmini Kolhapure, The Break Up by Bahaish Kapoor and 2B or Not 2B by Samvida Nanda are part of the collection, along with others. — IANS

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