Mumbai based filmmaker Prashant Bhilare's debut short film "MAIN ZINDAGI HOON", English title "I AM LIFE" represented India at Europe's 1st First Step Film Festival in the month of October 2010. The film festival was held in Tirana city of Albania.
"MAIN ZINDAGI HOON" also gets the honour of being the first Indian motion picture ever to be nominated and shortlisted for a screening at this film festival.
"MAIN ZINDAGI HOON" was screened with the English title "I AM LIFE" at this film festival. The running time stood to 15 minutes including the open and close credits.
The short film was filmed in director Prashant Bhilare's hometown Thane city over three days. The film was shot on Sony PD 170. The film has been impressing industry professionals in its home country for its narrative, camera work and acting.
The short film so far, has been screened at all the major film festivals in India with a GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD nomination for BEST SHORT FILM at the 3rd Nashik International Film Festival scheduled for January 2011.
Other countries whose short films/ motion pictures which were screened at the 1st First Step Film Fest include Greece, Turkey, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Argentina, UK, Portugal, Italy, Iran, Hungary, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Belarus, Scotland, Austria, USA, Palestine, Poland, Ireland, Romania, Israel, Jordan, Finland, Spain, Croatia, Slovakia, Estonia, Russia, Mexico, Sweden, Serbia, South Korea, Canada, Taiwan and Paraguay.
As a part of the film festival, "MAIN ZINDAGI HOON" was screened at the television channel DIGITALB in Albania, making it a world television premier for the film.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
MAIN ZINDAGI HOON nominated for the GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM at the 3rd NASHIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Mumbai based filmmaker Prashant Bhilare's debut short film "MAIN ZINDAGI HOON" has been nominated for the GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM at the 3rd Nashik International Film Festival, scheduled from the 20th January 2011 till 23rd January 2011. The film has been shortlisted for a screening at the film festival.
"MAIN ZINDAGI HOON", English title "I AM LIFE", has impressed a number of industry professionals in Mumbai and Pune. Basheer Ali, Director of Photography for the hindi feature film "REFUGEE" starring Abhishek Bachhan and Kareena Kapoor, saw the short film at a film festival in Navi Mumbai (New Bombay)and praised the film for its "DIFFERENT" narrative as compared to the films screened at the same film festival. It included a short film from the London Film School.
"MAIN ZINDAGI HOON" has been getting positive feedback for its narrative, camera work and acting.
The short film has been screened at the following film festivals through out 2010:
7th Annual FRAMES Film Festival
2nd Jaipur International Film Festival
Hyderabad Short Film Festival
Friendship International Film Festival
Miniboxoffice International Film Festival
Showbiz Action Players (Mumbai)
1st First Step Film Festival (Albania)
3rd Nashik International Film Festival (2011)
Special screening for the students and the staff of the N.K.T.T College of Commerce and Arts, Thane
Special Screening for the NAAC team at the N.K.T.T College of Commerce and Arts, Thane
Rajshri Productions, one of the biggest production house in India, released "MAIN ZINDAGI HOON" online through its media firm Rajshri Media on the 19th December 2009.
The film can be viewed for free at www.rajshri.com/video/main-zindagi-hoon