DISS 2014 showcases motivational entries from India

26 Feb,2014

By a correspondent


The 2014 edition of the ‘Done in 60 Seconds’ competition saw a host of participants from across India sending in their entries to the coveted event.


In November 2013, Jameson and Empire Magazine opened the ‘Done in 60 Seconds 2014’ competition with Talenthouse India to challenge budding filmmakers to recreate classic Hollywood films in less than 60 seconds. Celebrating the golden era of Hollywood, 130 shorts films were crowdsourced on Talenthouse’s platform. Globally, in 2014, India emerged as the second biggest contributor out of 16 countries with Russia having the highest number of entries. This prestigious ranking was achieved by a massive number of entries from Mumbai (50 participants) followed by Delhi and Kolkata with 13 and 12 entries respectively. Bangalore, offered 11 short movies for this competition.


The Indian leg of the globally renowned competition saw acclaimed filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane and film critic Anupama Chopra select India’s entry for the Jameson Empire Awards 2014 from twelve outstanding short-films at the National Grand Finale that was held on 21st February 2014. The winning entry was a one minute short film by Ritesh Varma who recreated the Charlie Chaplin classic, Modern Times in sixty seconds. His film will go on to be featured at the star-studded Jameson Empire Awards 2014 in Britain next month.


Commenting on the event, Arun Mehra, CEO, Talenthouse said, “Talenthouse India today is a promising platform for young filmmakers to showcase their talent. In the past year alone, we have showcased over 1000 short films from over 200 amateur filmmakers. The Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds competition is a testament of our mission to provide life-changing career opportunities to artists.”


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