New York Indian Film Festival 2017

April 30-May 7, 2017

with National Award Winning filmmaker UMESH KULKARNI


Days: Friday May 5th & Saturday May 6th 2017.

Time: 10 am – 5 pm both days.

Tickets: $300; Students: $200. To buy tickets, click here

Venue: Village East Cinemas, 2nd Ave & 12th Street, NYC.

Shoot A Short is a Short film making workshop conducted by three time National Award winning filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni. The workshop primarily aims at guiding film enthusiasts and beginners to make short films. The workshop focusses on the process of translating an idea to a complete short film . Writing a screenplay for a short film, cast and crew management, the concept of mise-en-scene, dealing with actors, editing and sound design, and the core idea behind film making are some of the primary areas of the workshop. The three stages of film making such as pre-production, production and post production are explained thoroughly. The workshop opens up the various possibilities of the Short Film medium.
Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni studied film-making at the Film and Television Institute of India where he specialised in direction. His diploma film Girni (The Grinding Machine) won the presidents gold medal for best short film and best direction in the year 2005. His short documentary 'Three of Us' was premiered in Berlinale 2008. His first feature film 'Valu' (The Wild Bull) along with the other two films, Vihir (The Well) and Deool (A Temple) were premiered in Rotterdam 2008, 2010 and 2012 resp. These films were extremely successful with critics as well as audiences. Vihir (The Well) was selected at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival in 2010. He has directed short films among which Gaarud (The Spell) and Vilay (Dissolution) have been selected in the short film festivals of Oberhausen and Clermont Ferrand. He also produced Masala (Spices) (Released in April 2012) Pune-52 (Released in January 2013) and Jaun dya na Balasaheb(Released in October 2016). Umesh's films have won several awards at the New York Indian Film Festival(NYIFF).

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