Short films have become the new stepping stones to feature films. It’s not a saying but it is quite evident now a days. Most sought-after directors of industry like Sujeeth (Run Raja Run fame), Karthik Ghattamaneni (Surya vs Surya fame) have started their journey from short films only.
And with the advent of short film festivals, these blossoming talents are flourishing! Short Film Festivals have become the newfound avenues for passionate aspirants to showcase their talent. One of the most esteemed educational institutions of the country Andhra Loyola College (Vijayawada) hosts a prestigious Gran Kinos Event annually to encourage and promote young talented aspirants who are in the field of creative arts.
Gran Kinos is back this year and the Department of Visual Communications & Animation of Andhra Loyola College (ALC) is conducting a National level Short film festival from this March 11 - March 13. From Short films to short documentaries and PSAs the competition has various categories and a huge cash prize worth of Rs 4/- lakhs for the winners has made it the most lucrative short film festival for the budding filmmakers.
Renowned film personalities like V N Aditya (Director), R.P. Patnaik (Music Director), G. Ashok (Director), Rakendu Mouii (Lyricist), Nikhil Siddharth (Hero), Mohana Krishna (Cinematographer), Gokul Sundar Ramnath (Asst to K V Anand) & Koneru Haveesh (Upcoming Hero) shall be presiding the occasion and share their knowledge on films with the contestants. These whole celebrations are going to be happened at the Fr. Devaiah Auditorium, ALC (Vijayawada).
So folks, what are you waiting for? Hurry Up…let’s be a part of this esteemed event!