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Category Archives: Short Films

Gautam Chaturvedi’s First Ever Short Film Work From Home Wins The Outstanding Achievement Award At Druk International Film Festival -DIFF

Mumbai, July 2nd, 2020: Recently, Gautam Chaturvedi was in the news for winning a prestigious award for his home production as an Actor, Director and writer Work From Home. Today, this beautifully scripted and shot film has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at the prestigious Druk International Film Festival (DIFF). Scripted, shot and packaged during the lockdown, the film has brought about a revolution in how films will be made during this global pandemic.

A one of its kind productions, showcasing how this sudden Lockdown has thrown many a lives off balance financially, emotionally and psychologically was written, shot and packaged keeping the staying at home protocol in check at all times. The movie deals with the intricacies of the life of a couple who have 2 kids and are married for over a decade, but soon enough, the cracks in their relationship show up and then life takes a sudden turn

Gautam Chaturvedi, known for his role as Gaurav in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, is the creative brain behind this film. While Gautam has been off the television industry for the past few years, his contribution to the world of  TV/films is remarkable. Starring Mouli Ganguly, Ridhiema Tiwari, Neelu Kohli and Gautam Chaturvedi himself, Work From Home is a creative brilliance that will soon be available exclusively on an OTT platform for the audience at large.

Gautam Chaturvedi, Founder and Managing Director, Pine Tree Pictures said, “We are beyond delighted to see how well the film has been doing at film festivals. Druk International Film Festival being the second award feather for the film, our faith in good content that taps into the creative minds of the audience is just reinstated. We are thankful to the jury of the festival and can’t wait to see how the audience would receive this short film.”

Mouli Ganguly said,” It was a unique experiment and creatively challenging as we all shot separately from our respective homes without any direct interaction with co actors. Yet, the final product looks like the whole movie was shot together and that is the real beauty of the film. We have already two awards and are positive of many more to come. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gautam Chaturvedi for creating this film. And a huge thank you to Nilu Kohli, Ridhiema and our respective families who doubled up as our camera team.”

Ridhiema Tiwari Added, “Shooting for Work From Home has framed the best times for me during this lockdown. This short film opportunity was initially just a positive grab for my own selfish interest to feed the artist within. I have known actor Gautam Chaturvedi now a multi Tasker for a decade now and we fortunately fall in the same category of passionate creatives seeking magic in simple things in life. We kept our faith in Gautam ,the characters we played and the script .We as a team are overwhelmed with this magnified victory and accolades this short film is receiving.”

Sharing her experience, Nilu Kohli Said, “Mine was a guest appearance and I related to the part immediately. A concerned mother’s role just came naturally to me. Gautam was very particular about the way it has to be shot and I had to do it three times because of technical issues. But I am not complaining at all. It’s just to tell you all what a perfectionist my director is. I am immensely grateful for being a part of this wonderful film and am looking forward to doing a lot more work with Gautam.”

Druk International Film Festival (DIFF) is a monthly live screening film, music, and screenwriting competition with a sole purpose to celebrate the joy of creation in the lap of nature. DIFF showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling.

About Pinetree Pictures: Pine Tree is a complete Media solutions group, handling Event Management and Film Production. We like to believe that each piece of work that we do stands for something that is organic and natural – and is more than the usual fare that’s automated and mass-produced all around us. From Manufacturing Films to Training videos, from jingles to product films, from info graphic films to CSR films, music videos, 3D Films, TVC’s etc. – the power of ‘Film’ today covers a large spectrum of possibility & delivering the correct message to the correct audience. They have been instrumental in creating films with different objectives, audience, treatment & mediums for our clients across sectors.

Producer Nilesh N Raghani’s Short Film Love In Quarantine

निर्माता निलेश एन रघानी की शॉर्ट फिल्म  “लव इन कॉरोंटाइन”

फिल्म ऑनलाइन रिलीज़ से पहले 1000 से ज़्यादा रियल डॉक्टर्स ने वेबिनार के माध्यम से देखी

कोरोना महामारी, कॉरोंटाइन, लॉक डॉउन यह सारे शब्द पिछले कुछ महीनों में आम लोगों के जीवन का हिस्सा हो गए। कॉरोंटाइन के मामले को लेकर ही एक शॉर्ट फिल्म बनाई गई है जिसका नाम है “लव इन कॉरोंटाइन”। कॉरोना से लडने वाले डॉक्टर्स की ज़िन्दगी को दर्शाती इस लघु फिल्म में एक मैसेज भी है। सबसे खास बात यह है कि इस फिल्म को ऑनलाइन रिलीज़ से पहले एक हज़ार से ज़्यादा रियल डॉक्टर्स ने देखा।

वेबिनार के माध्यम से इस शॉर्ट मूवी को इतनी बड़ी संख्या में डॉक्टर्स को दिखाया गया। फिल्म के निर्माता निलेश एन रघानी का दावा है कि ऐसा पहली बार हुआ है जब इतने सारे डॉक्टर्स को एक साथ कोई फिल्म दिखाई गई। फिल्म को जल्द ही डिजिटल प्लेटफॉर्म पर रिलीज़ कर दिया जाएगा।

एन आर ग्रुप की प्रस्तुति इस शॉर्ट फिल्म को क्लासिक ट्रेजर प्राइवेट लिमिटेड के बैनर तले बनाया गया है। राजीव एस रुइया द्वारा लिखित और निर्देशित यह फिल्म गो कोरोना गो डॉट कॉम की पहल है। इसके प्रोजेक्ट डिजाइनर दीपक रुइया, डी ओपी जावेद एहतेशाम हैं। इसमें ऋतु जेंजानी और करण उदय जेंजानी ने मुख्य भूमिका निभाई है। लघु फिल्म के पोस्टर पर दो चेहरों पे मास्क लगे दिख रहे हैं।  इसकी टैगलाइन है “जब प्यार सच्चा होता है तो कभी ख़तम नहीं होता।”

वेबिनार एक ऐसा लफ्ज़ है जो ‘वेब’ और ‘सेमिनार’ के मिश्रण से बना है.आजकल सारी दुनिया और हमारे देश में भी वेबिनार्स पर लाइव प्रेजेंटेशन्स के माध्यम से बहुत कुछ हो रहा है इस शॉर्ट फिल्म को भी डॉक्टर्स तक इसी उपयोगी और महत्त्वपूर्ण जरिए के द्वारा पहुंचाया जा रहा है.

       

फिल्म के प्रोड्यूसर निलेश एन रघानी अपने इस प्रोजेक्ट को लेकर बेहद उत्साहित हैं। उन्हें लगता है कि दर्शक इस शॉर्ट फिल्म को अवश्य सराहेंगे क्योंकि इस मेे कोरोना वारियर्स अर्थात हमारे डॉक्टर्स के सन्दर्भ में एक अहम बात पेश की गई है।

Gautam Chaturvedi’s first ever Short Film as an Actor – Director and Writer Wins the Prestigious Best Shorts Competition in USA

Mumbai, June 20, 2020: The Kahaani Ghar Ghar ki Fame, Gautam Chaturvedi, the man who dons many hats from an Entrepreneur to an Actor has bagged a prestigious Award of Merit for his short film Work From Home. Starring Mouli Ganguly, Ridhiema Tiwari, Neelu Kohli and Gautam Chaturvedi himself, Work From Home was written and produced during the lockdown in the country owing to the Global Pandemic.

A one of its kind production, showcasing how this sudden Lockdown has thrown many a lives off balance financially, emotionally and psychologically was written, shot and packaged keeping the staying at home protocol in check at all times. The movie deals with the intricacies of the life of a couple who have 2 kids and are married for over a decade, but soon enough, the cracks in their relationship show up and then life takes a sudden turn.

Work From Home is one of the only two films from the country to win this celebrated awards that’s been honoring filmmakers and artists for their exceptional work for a decade now. The film is the only Indian short film to presented with the Award of Merit title. Based out of California, Best Shorts will not be holding a physical ceremony and will courier trophies to the winner keeping the sensitivity of the pandemic in mind.

Speaking on this occasion, Gautam Chaturvedi said, “We at Pinetree Pictures are absolutely delighted to have received this prestigious award. Work From Home is a special film created at a rather difficult time and seeing that the film is getting the honor it deserves for all the hard work and long hours we put into it is amazing. We are thankful to the jury at Best Shorts for recognizing our effort and giving us the motivation, we need with this award!”

He further added that they are working with a few OTT platforms at the moment to make this short film exclusively available for the audience at large.

  

About Pinetree Pictures: Pine Tree is a complete Media solutions group, handling Event Management and Film Production. We like to believe that each piece of work that we do stands for something that is organic and natural – and is more than the usual fare that’s automated and mass-produced all around us. From Manufacturing Films to Training videos, from jingles to product films, from info graphic films to CSR films, music videos, 3D Films, TVC’s etc. – the power of ‘Film’ today covers a large spectrum of possibility & delivering the correct message to the correct audience. They have been instrumental in creating films with different objectives, audience, treatment & mediums for our clients across sectors.

Short Film Raat Baaki Baat Baaki Special Screen Held In Mumbai With Chief Guests Jacki Shroff & Rajkumar Santoshi

शॉर्ट फिल्म ” रात बाकी बात बाक़ी ” की स्पेशल स्क्रीनिंग पर आये जॅकी श्रॉफ और राजकुमार संतोषी

 इन दिनों बॉलीवुड स्टार्स का शॉर्ट फ़िल्मो में अभिनय को लेकर विशेष रूचि देखने को मिल रही है। इस वर्ष शार्ट फिल्म कैटेगरी में फिल्म फ़ेयर अवार्ड्स के लिए नॉमिनेट फ़िल्म “रात बाकी बात बाक़ी” की स्पेशल स्क्रीनिंग मुंबई में आयोजित की गयी इस अवसर पर मुख्य अतिथि निर्देशक राजकुमार संतोषी , अभिनेता जैकी श्रॉफ़ और निर्देशक दिव्यांश पंडित अपनी पूरी टीम के साथ उपस्थित रहे.  अपनी दसवीं शार्ट फिल्म में अभिनेता जैकी श्रॉफ़ के अभिनय और युवा निर्देशक दिव्यांश पंडित के निर्देशन को दर्शकों का बहुत उम्दा प्रतिसाद मिला।

“रात बाकी बात बाक़ी”  में जैकी श्रॉफ़ के साथ शुभांगी लाटकर , अक्षय नलावड़े , भावशील सिंह साहनी , सेमल भट्ट और रोहित लाम्बा प्रमुख क़िरदारों नज़र आयेंगे।  वाइल्ड़ बफ़ेलो बैनर्स के तले निर्मित फिल्म  का निर्माण आरुषि पंडित और चेष्टा  पंडित ने किया है।  फ़िल्म की कहानी आयुष गौर और दिव्यांश पंडित ने लिखी है फिल्म का बैकग्राऊंड सँगीत सेमल और निखिल ने तैयार किया है।  फिल्म के गीत सेमल भट्ट ने लिखा है और इसे गौरव भान ने गाया है। सरफराज अली हसन खान फिल्म के सिनेमाटोग्राफर और शुभांकर जाधव एडिटर है।

 

“रात बाकी बात बाक़ी” एक लाइट कॉमेडी इमोशनल ड्रामा फिल्म है फ़िल्म में एक अधेड़ उम्र  के प्रकाश मल्होत्रा   (जैकी श्रॉफ़ ) अपने चार युवा दोस्तों को जिंदगी के कुछ अनुभवों के बारे में बताते है चार युवा  एक ही समाज में अलग अलग समस्याओं का सामना कर रहे है।  एक शहीद के पिता के रूप में जैकी श्रॉफ़ अपने क़िरदार को बहुत ही संजीदगी के साथ परदे पर निभाते है उनके क़िरदार के कई और रंग है उस रात सब अपनी कहानी , सीक्रेट्स को साझा करते है। प्रकाश मल्होत्रा (जैकी श्रॉफ़)  की कहानी में बड़ा सीक्रेट है और साथ ही कुछ ऐसा जो चारों दोस्तों की सोच को हमेशा के लिए बदल देगा।

इस अवसर पर निर्देशक दिव्यांश पंडित ने कहाकि ” फिल्म के लेख़क आयुष ग़ौर ने फिल्म का  बेसिक आयडिया बताया, मैं कहानी से बहुत प्रभावित हुआ फिर हम दोनों ने मिलकर इस कहानी को डेवलप किया और जग्गू दादा को सुनाया।  हमारे लिए सबसे बड़ी सफ़लता का क्षण था जब दादा ने कहाकि की वह इस फिल्म के लिए तैयार है।  तीन दिन की शूटिंग में हम सब दोस्त  बन गयी।  फिल्म में जग्गू दादा के कई सुझाव हम सब को बहुत अच्छे लगे। दर्शक जैकी श्रॉफ़ को एकदम नए किरदार में देखेंगे। फिल्म रात बाकी बात बाकी के कई दृश्य में आप हँसते है तो कई दृश्य में आप इमोशनल हो जाते है।

इस अवसर पर अभिनेता जैकी श्रॉफ़ कहाकि ” शार्ट फ़िल्मों में एक अलग तरह का टैलेंट होता है थोड़े से समय में बड़ी बात कहनी होतीं है दिव्यांश और उनकी पूरी टीम बहुत ही प्रतिभाशाली है मैं इन दिनों लगातार शार्ट फिल्मे कर रहा हूँ यह मेरी दसवीं शार्ट फिल्म है विशेष तौर से युवा फ़िल्ममेकर्स शार्ट फ़िल्मों के जरिये बहुत अच्छा काम कर रहे है  मुझे भी युवा  पीढ़ी से काफी कुछ नया सीखने को मिलता है  “रात बाकी बात बाकी” आज के युवाओं पीढ़ी को जिंदगी और रिश्तों को समझने का एक नया नजरिया देती है ।

छायाकार : रमाकांत मुंडे मुंबई

Two Fold Twist Short film on Road Safety

As the tail of the year approaches New Year Party In the world plans to welcome 2019 with a great bash. New Year’s Eve can make you nostalgic of the 12 months that sped by but don’t you worry, make up for all the nights you missed by catching-up for this 31st night. Party with family, friends, party outdoors and in resorts to have the best New Year. Apart from the party and enjoyment you should take care of your safety while driving and you can help the others during the road accident. 1,37,000 people died on India’s roads last year. Our roads are the most dangerous in the world and so Producer Chanda Patel made a short film “Two Fold Twist” staring Suraj Kumar and Raveena Tilwat to spread the message of Road Safety and helping others while road accident. This short film is made to spread awareness among people to drive safely, as their life matters to someone. Many die as a consequence of inexperience, speeding, intoxication or just plain recklessness. The focus of this short film is to deliver a message to the masses and youngsters about the helping others during road accident.

While talking to the media Chanda Patel Said, “ When a road accident occurs, bystanders will usually try to help the injured, or at least call for help. In India it’s different. In a country with some of the world’s most dangerous roads, victims are all too often left to fend for themselves. Film is a strong medium which has maximum impact on people as they remember scenes and dialogues for long time. Through this film, we want to give message that people can atleast inform the police by dialling 100 or call in ambulance by dialling 108 from their phones. This will help in saving precious lives”.

Stating that road accidents are the biggest cause of death in the city, The aim of the film is to raise awareness of road safety and help to save lives. Director Riyan Koul said, “most of the accidents are due to the negligence. Many people have lost lives because traffic rules were not followed. It is very important to be responsible while driving. Road safety should also be taught to children from a young age”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr2Cgu74i5U&t=7s

 

Indywood Talent Club announces International Short Film contest. Cash Prize: Rs. 1 Lakh

As part of the run-up to its 2018 edition, Indywood Talent Club, an affiliate organization of student clubs set up to promote art and culture under the umbrella of Indywood Talent Hunt, has announced the launch of entries for its international level short film contest.

The first round will see the submissions be judged online, and the entries selected for the finals shall be judged and screened during the prestigious 4th Indywood Film Carnival, to be held at HITEX Convention Centre, Hyderabad, from December 1-4, 2018. The deadline for submissions is 24th October, 2018, and the contest carries a prize money of Rs. 1,00,000.

Rules & Regulations:

Team Size: Up to 25 members

  • Submitted films can be made in any language, with proper subtitles provided.
  • Deadline for first round applications: 6:00 pm IST on Wednesday 24th October 2018.
  • For first Round any theme is applicable. Submission fee: Rs. 1000.
  • Publishing of List of Finalists (Best 25 entries):  October 31st 2018
  • Final Round (Live Competition): Dec 1st to Dec 4th, HITEX Convention Centre, Hyderabad
  • For the finals, teams will be provided with a theme related to “Indywood Film Carnival-18, 4th Edition”, during the opening ceremony on Dec 1st.
  • Submission by finalists to be made on Dec 4th. Video will be screened during allotted timings (will be provided later) at allotted locations (will be provided later) within Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad.
  • Prize money of INR 1, 00,000 for the winning team
  • Winners stand to also win an opening into the entertainment industry.
  • Winning film will be screened at the Indywood film Carnival-4thEdition, 2018, and will receive free promotions through Indywood TV.

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Indywood Talent Hunt 2018

Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH) is the country’s premier showcase to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains. Held as part of the prestigious Indywood Film Carnival, ITH has become a stepping stone for India’s young creative talents into films and other avenues of entertainment. Over 20 competitions will be conducted as part of ITH 2018, including the fashion pageant Mr and Miss Indywood. Several celebrities, social influencers and delegates from the film and entertainment industry are expected to grace the occasion as in the preceding years.

Indywood Film Carnival 2018

Into its 4th edition, Indywood Film Carnival has been a platform to meet, connect and showcase the best of India’s numerous film industries with national and international stakeholders of cinema. The flagship event of the USD 10 billion Project Indywood initiated by Hollywood filmmaker Sohan Roy, IFC is an annual confluence of film makers, production houses, technology providers and aspiring artists that aims to realize the dream of a unified Indian film industry.

Continuing the success streak of its predecessors, Indywood Film Carnival shall return for its fourth edition from Dec 1-5, 2018. The event shall comprise of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF), Indywood Film Market, Indywood Talent Hunt, Investors Meet, Excellence Awards and an array of entertainment programmes.

SUSU A Short Film By Sweet & Salt Entertainment

Sweet & Salt Entertainment presents a  short movie ‘SUSU’ A social awareness subject. A step to create awareness for  Swachata Abhiyayan Created By Indian Government & Prime Minister Shri Narender Modiji, and fight against Corruption.

The film is nice step taken by producers Taqrim Khan & Buniyad Ahmed and deftly direction by Kalyan Bannerjee,  by making a must see this short film by all ages people. Released on 4th May on All Socila Media and Digital Platforms.

Cast N Crew

Writer & Director-Kalyan Banerjee

Assistant Director-Aahil Bhat

Producer-Taqrim Khan and Buniyad Ahmed

Dop-Hemant Pandey & Vijay Chaudhary

Makeup-Raju

Post & Editor-Atit jaideo

Colorist-Akhtar Ali

Dubbing and background-Zeel Studio

Location-Mumbai