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Can you spare a 'minute' for cinema?

entertainment Updated: Jan 06, 2010 19:48 IST

Hindustan Times
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PassionForCinema.com, a leading independent voice on the Internet for film fanatics and filmmakers from around the world, has initiated its third annual PFCOne Film Festival, a pioneering online festival featuring one-minute movies.

The screening for the submitted films has begun on PassionForCinema.com. Out of the 214 submissions that were received, 48 films have been shortlisted for the "In competition" section. The jury will announce the winners from the 48 films on 9th January, 2009.

The mission of PassionForCinema.com is to encourage anyone who has ever dreamed of making a film to do so, and to submit that film to the PFCOne festival to share with other film lovers. PassionForCinema.com invites everyone to create a one-minute movie shot with a mobile phone, camcorder, digital or movie camera, or any other device which can capture motion pictures. Animated, digital, and other alternative-format films are also encouraged.

PFCOne is a juried festival with prizes including film and screenwriting internships with prominent directors and writers working on the forefront of Indian cinema. Confirmed jurors for 2010 include:

Anurag Kashyap (director Dev D, Gulaal, Black Friday, Paanch)
Christina Marouda (President - The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles)
Dibakar Banerjee (director Khosla ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye!)
Hansal Mehta (director Jayate, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar, Chhal)
Nishikant Kamat (director Mumbai Meri Jaan, Dombivili Fast)
Rohan Sippy (Producer, Director Bluffmaster)
Shridhar Raghavan (writer Khakee, Bluffmaster)
Sriram Raghavan (director-writer Ek Hasina Thi, Johnny Gaddaar, Agent Vinod)
Suparn Verma (director Acid Factory, Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, writer Chhal)

Many of the jurors will offer internships and other hands-on opportunities as prizes to this year's participants.