The Top 10 Talkies Short Film Festival brought short films into focus
Top 10 Talkies Short Film Festival 2013
That the short film movement is picking up momentum was proved by the 120-odd entries to the Top 10 Talkies Short Film Festival organised by Top 10 Cinema. Out of this lot, 9 were short-listed and screened for several awards.
Held at the Four Frames Preview Theatre, The Festival had a galaxy of eminent personalities from the film industry as judges: Dhananjayan – UTV, S. R. Prabhu – Studio Green, Laxman - Prince Pictures, Directors Ranjith, Balaji Mohan, Nalan Kumarasamy, Deepan, Magizh Thirumeni, Seenu Ramasamy and Music Director Dharan.
The nine short films screened were (director’s names in parenthesis): Akku (Immannuel Prakash), Feb 4 (S. Raja), Ich (Mahavidhuran), Kesari (M. Shyam Sundar), Kokku (Baval Kumar), Konal Chithiram, an entry from France (Dhayalan), Kurangu (Raana), Mission Thiruvanmiyur (Hari) and Moonram Thamizh (R. Pachamuthu).
Festival Award Winner - Moonram Thamizh directed by R. Pachamuthu. This film explored the dying art of Therukoothu and how the art binds together a family of several generations.
1st Runner Up - Kurangu directed by Raana. This film explored the aspirations of two young boys and how these continue to grow with them as they age.
2nd Runner Up - Mission Thiruvanmiyur directed by Hari. This film highlighted the plight of the elderly who are distanced from their immediate family when relegated to old age homes.
Category award winners:
Direction - Moonram Thamizh
Story - Moonram Thamizh
Screenplay - Moonram Thamizh
Performance - Feb 4
Cinematography - Kesari
Editing - Kurangu
Music - Kurangu
Dialogues - Ich
Spl Jury award - Konal Chithiram
Best Entertainer award - Ich