For the first time in the city, Punjabi short-filmmakers from various parts of the state will come on a common platform to showcase their talent at Punjabi Bhawan on December 13.
Films based on social issues and concerns, including drugs, unemployment, brain drain and women empowerment, of not more than 15 minutes duration would be screened.
Brining the film makers on one platform had been made possible with creation of a short film group -’Our Space Cinema’, a joint effort of three Ludhiana-based short-filmmakers Harleen Sona, Ravinder Ravi and Pardeep Singh.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, they said that it would be a one-day affair and aims to foster talent of short-filmmakers and create awareness about different social issues. “It is a known fact that feature films rule the cinema and short-filmmakers hardly get any platform to showcase their films. Moreover, short film is an art cinema that needs to be popularised, so we decided to dedicate a day for the same,” they added.
Ravi said, “In the coming months, we would organise such events in schools and colleges to engage youngsters. Like theatre, short films also play a big role to show the society a right path.”
Comedian Rana Ranbir said, “It is a great step and will be appreciated by all. Sadly, short films have only one platform for promotion and it is social networking. There is need to rise above that.”