Sarwanam Theatre Announces Mobile Phone Short Film Competition ‘Drishyansha’

Do you have a smartphone? Do you have a story to tell? Do you love filming with your smartphone?

If you just answered with a “YES!” to all of the questions above, keep reading, we’ve got something interesting for you.

With the advent of new technologies, especially handheld mobile devices like smartphone, film-making process has changed a lot. It has opened doors for young filmmakers by giving them a chance to showcase their talent, creativity and hard work — regardless of their budget and the industry connections. And to give a wonderful platform to such talents; Sarwanam Theater, in association with Cinemaghar, has launched a nationwide cellphone Nepali short film competition called ‘Drishyansha’ with the tagline, “All of us have a story to tell.”

First introduced in 2014, this is the second edition of the competition. The rules are simple; your film must be in Nepali language, shot with a cellphone and its length should not exceed 3 minutes. Anyone residing in Nepal or abroad can take part in the competition by simply submitting there work online — by emailing the film to [email protected] — or by submitting a DVD of the film at Sarwanam Theater in Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

So, what’s in it for you?

The winner will receive a cash prize of NPR 75,000; and the first and second runners-up will be walking away with a Samsung Tab 3V and a Touchkon Tab, respectively. That’s not it yet; there will be an audience choice winner who will receive an iPad. Great, right?

While the panel of jury consisting of Deepak Rauniyar, Nischal Basnet, Abinash Bikram Shah and Sushil Poudel will be judging the submissions; the audience choice award will be voted through Cinemaghar app.

One last thing, the last date for submission is January 31, 2018 and the submission fee is Rs. 100.


So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make a film NOW!

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