MUMBAI: PIX has announced the winners of the PIX Short Film Festival. Four directors have won the opportunity to showcase their short films on PIX so that viewers across India could watch them.
The PIX Short Film Festival announced earlier in the year, opened doors for first time directors, who could showcase their creativity to the large discerning audience that watches PIX. Over 1,000 entries came in from all over the country.
After comprehensive review and appraisals, the PIX Jury has reached its verdict and have announced the winning filmmakers: Pradipta Bhattacharya from Kolkata, Nisheeth Neelkanth from Mumbai, Rajesh Kumar from Chennai and Lijo Jose Pellissery from Kerala.
Pradipta Bhattacharya’s winning entry was titled, ‘You may not believe’, and deals with deep rooted cultural idiosyncrasies, while Lijo’s film titled ‘3’ was a suspense thriller following the lives of three friends. With its focus on a different genre, Nisheeth’s film ‘Counting Steps’ explored complex human emotions and depicts two people with personal problems who meet online and try to resolve these issues together. Rajesh Kumar’s film titled ‘Future’ is inspired by the belief that, everyone who hopes to accomplish something in the future will face a critical choice at some point in time.
PIX, Business Head, Sunder Aaron said, “We are very pleased with the response from the participants all across India, and especially applaud the spirit and talent these filmmakers have shared with us. Short films in India are growing in popularity among amateurs and enthusiasts, and PIX is happy to be an advocate for the short film world.”
The Short Films made by the winning directors will be aired exclusively on PIX.