Shyam Benegal, Imtiaz Ali to direct short films

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) An anthology of eight short films “Shor Se shuruaat” is being helmed by eight different directors like Shyam Benegal, Imtiaz Ali, Raju Hirani and Mira Nair and is slated to release by the end of this year.

The other directors on board are Zoya Akhtar, Sriram Raghavan, Nagesh Kukunoor and Homi Adajania while the anthology is being backed by studio-incubator lab Humaramovie.

“We are very thrilled to launch new talent with Humaramovie’s next feature, “Shor Se Shuruaat” and we believe that these filmmakers will define the face of Indian cinema in the coming future and we want to ensure that we help them achieve this,” Vinay Mishra, co-founder of Humaramovie said in a statement.

Based on a common theme, ‘shor’ (noise), each film will be an interpretation of the word by the filmmakers and will be twelve to fifteen minutes long.

The short films will be a launchpad for a lot of assistant directors, editors, cinematographers, executive producers and other technicians.

“Shor Se Shuruaat” is a part of the initiative ‘Shuruaat’ which is an annual short film competition.

The competition is for debutante unreleased filmmakers providing a distribution platform across theatres, satellite and digital and also mentorship and guidance under some of the stalwarts of the Indian film industry.

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