Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films an influential and celebrated platform for short films, announced its continued association with the 21st Edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival with Star, today. In its 4th year, the partnership will continue to celebrate and magnify the spirit of storytelling and movie making through the short film category.
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films will premiere 4 powerful short films by acclaimed directors. Furthermore, these storytellers will share their art of storytelling and how perfect films can have a lasting impression on the creators and audience alike in their post screening conversation sessions.
The short film genre has been growing steadily driven bya new breed of filmmakers and an evolving audience. Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has been a pioneer in this evolving genre. Partnering with MAMI is one of the ways the platform providesemerging talent with valuable industry exposure and introduces them to Indian audiences. This year tooRoyal Stag Barrel SelectLarge Short Films is running acontest and 10 best entries will be screened at the festival.
The past few years have seen a jury of critically acclaimed film personalities like Radhika Apte, Rajkummar Rao, Shrishti Behl, Yami Gautam and many more, selecting the Perfect 10 to be screened at MAMI. The jury this year includes Vijay Varma who is a popular theatre artiste and has acted in popular Bollywood movies such as Gully Boy and Pink. Joining him is Roshan Mathews, an Indian film and stage actor and director, best known for his work in Malayalam films. Critically acclaimed actor, Vinay Pathak will also be joining them in deciding the winners.
Speaking on the association,Mr. Kartik Mohindra, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard India, said, “The short film industry in India is witnessing exciting times and growing dramatically as viewer habits evolve. Our platform Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has been at the forefront of driving this change.By creating content across genres, which is original, powerful and perfect the platform has carved a niche for itself.As this genre grows, our endeavor will be to continue to bring these powerful stories and their creators to the forefront. MAMI has been an important and prestigious event for cinema lovers for over two decades and we are proud to partner with them for the 4th consecutive year as the short film category partner.”
Smriti Kiran, Artistic Director, MAMI said, “We’re thrilled to partner again with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films for the Short Film Category. It’s great to have partners that are aligned with the larger goal of combining love for films along with the desire to take real action and make a positive impact on the communities surrounding them. It is our constant endeavor to take exciting narratives forward for our storytellers and raise the bar a notch higher every year along with notable filmmakers, and discovering unique new voices.”
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films over the years has introduced and supported a whole new category of short films & talent in India. Movies likeJuice, Rogan Josh, and Laddoo – among others, that have been premiered at the festivalhave all either gone to win awards or have had a special mention at the prestigious National Awards.
Centered around “Make it Perfect”, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has become the destination for short films. The platform has collaborated with successful storytellers from the world of cinema who truly stand for originality, creativity and Perfection. Royal Stag Barrel SelectLarge Short Films has evolved to create an ecosystem for aspiring directors to feature along mainstream Bollywood directors and still be able to create a niche for themselves in the industry.The platform has successfully built a loyal community of enthusiasts within a short span of time and recently celebrated 1 million subscribers on its YouTube channel. Through a slew of powerful films, the platform has emerged as the go-to destination for short films and is continuously promoting and encouraging storytellers to share a compelling story within just 15-20 minutes.