Benegal, Mira Nair to mentor short films (Lead, Superseding earlier story)

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) An anthology of eight short films, “Shor Se Shuruaat”, is being helmed by proteges of eight noted filmmakers including Shyam Benegal and Mira Nair and may release by the end of this year.

The other filmmakers whose proteges will direct “Shor Se Shuruaat” are

Imtiaz Ali, Rajkumar Hirani, Zoya Akhtar, Sriram Raghavan, Nagesh Kukunoor and Homi Adajania.

The anthology is 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 these filmmakers will define the face of Indian cinema in the coming future,” 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 12-15 minutes long.

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

“Shor Se Shuruaat” is a part of the initiative ‘Shuruaat’.

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