Tata Nano, in association with an esteemed panel of judges, has shortlisted the top five contenders for the ‘Nano Short Film Contest’, a five-minute, short film competition for budding film makers. Starting today, the five films, namely, Jhadav Pahije Ka (by Mr. Akash Motiani), Sweetie te Rajjo (by Mr. Udit Jawarani), Mr. & Mrs. Singh (by Mr. Akshat Gupt), Wish (by Mr. Shivendu Kudalkar), Mumbai’s Risky Rick (by Mr. Saurav Sharma), will be posted on YouTube for viewers. Voting will begin today and all viewers can vote for their favourite short films.
The two most popular films, with maximum views on YouTube, will be announced as winners on October 11, 2012. The winner will be awarded a movie making-kit worth Rs. 75,000 and the runner-up will get a DSLR camera worth Rs. 25,000. The Tata Nano Short Film competition was launched on June 5, 2012, and received an overwhelming response of 132 entries. Participants presented an interesting five-minute short film concept. Eleven best creative ideas were shortlisted and the teams were given a Tata Nano for executing their ideas. Teams were also provided with additional support from professional studios for editing the films.
An elite panel, comprising Mr. Dhruv Jha, GM Content & Experiences from Lodestar UM, Mr. Aneil Deepak, Head of Ideas, DDB Mudra Max, Mr. Sujeet Ramanna, the founder of Bombay Rock Association, have judged these 11 films and shortlisted the five best short films. From being one of the most popular automobile Facebook page, with over 2 million fans, to launching the Nano merchandise online store on Ebay, to coming up with a unique Social Road Trip with MTV, Tata Nano is resonating with what the youth today participates in.