The year 2015 saw the emerging trend of short films and many popular filmmakers are extending their support for the same. With such films receiving a lot of appreciation in festivals, this time around, eight filmmakers have decided to come together for a project.
The eight filmmakers, namely, Rajkumar Hirani, Zoya Akhtar, Shyam Benegal, Homi Adajania, Nagesh Kukunoor, Imtiaz Ali, Mira Nair and Sriram Raghavan will be coming together for this venture which is a two hour feature film that is a compilation of eight short films. However, it wouldn't be these filmmakers who will be directing the film but they would play the role of mentors to those who will be selected from their team to direct the short film. The director who will be chosen from their crew that consists of technicians, assistant directors as well as executive producers will be making their directorial debut with this short film and will be provided with all sorts of infrastructure, guidance and monetary help.
The short films are slated to go on floor in March and the makers are looking for a June release. Also, a panel of judges along with the mentors has been appointed to select the best short film and the team will be awarded.