Vivanta by Taj announced ‘Manhattan Short 2014 in India’: Call for Entries

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Manhattan Short, the international stage which showcases, commends and honors short movies from over the world has given a call for sections. The film development which starts now will finish in a six-day celebration over the world including Mumbai this September-October. Championing the voice of the Short Film kind alongside Manhattan Short is Vivanta by Taj, Manhattan Short 2014 in India’s boss benefactor, which was connected with the celebration in India a year ago too. Vivanta by Taj has a solid bond with short movies through a mixture of exercises.

Into its fifth year in Mumbai, the global film festival is looking for indie short films that will represent India in the much competed final round

Having had humble beginnings in 1998, the Manhattan Short has today turned into the most looked for after stage of its benevolent. Committed to the short film sort and seeing several sections from over the world consistently, the celebration has as far back as anyone can remember created its worldwide presentation.

Mr. Veer Vijay Singh , Chief Operating Officer, Vivanta by Taj – Hotels & Resorts said, “We feel extremely proud to present the Manhattan Short Film Festival in India and drive the “Vote for India” initiative as it blends perfectly with Vivanta by Taj’s ideology of celebrating the idiom of style and spirit. Like all our brand properties around installations, design, music, technology, adventure and curious discoveries, even with this interesting initiative, we aim to provide a base for talented young Indian filmmakers and enable them to carve a niche in the industry. India has tremendous potential and a lot of people have begun developing an interest in making short films. We are excited to kick start this initiative and definitely hope to see an Indian win this year’s Manhattan Short Film Festival.”

Dissimilar to its more established, more diverse counterparts a la Berlin, Cannes and Toronto celebrations which have juries, the Manhattan Short is fueled by the group of onlookers. This implies that the gathering of people that comes into watch the movies votes the victors. Not long from now, Manhattan Short 2014 in India is establishing for an Indian film to win the worldwide rivalry.

Individuals here can go to and vote for the movies they feel ought to speak to the nation on the finalist arrangement of the worldwide rivalry. These 10 movies are screened crosswise over Manhattan Short venues as far and wide as possible, Mumbai having been on the guide since 2010. Likewise, even the inevitable champ is chosen by gathering of people voting.


In the not so distant future will witness Vivanta by Taj and Manhattan Short India propel the ‘Vote for India’ activity. Having arranged both computerized (a devoted live television micro-site) and on-ground occasions, this venture will look to rouse junior producers in India to pack the huge prize. The main three producers from India will get a paid open door to work with Vivanta on an energizing task.

The celebration’s believability coupled with India’s independent film scene developing with surety have pulled in colossal amounts of members and silver screen sweethearts to the oppositions’ section rounds and last screenings.

“Manhattan Short in India has made itself into a coveted space. Right from inception, we have encouraged numerous raw talents to showcase their works to an already established global audience. This wide perspective is critical to see where they stand!” announced Mr Anil Sadarangani, Festival Director of Manhattan Short in India.

Cinema lovers in Mumbai are in for a treat throughout the fundamental celebration dates of October first to October 5, 2014, for the screenings will be gone before by expert classes and workshops by prominent film experts. Previously, Manhattan Short India expert classes have emphasized names, for example, Karan Malhotra, Shobhaa De, Sarika, Namrata Rao, Shan Mohammed, Gitanjali Rao, Kailash Surendranath and then some.

The venue in Mumbai, Sitara Studio, a past theater stage which has as of late facilitated autonomous specialists of numerous types, guarantees to add a diverse vibe to the celebration. It will join venues over the world to have the celebration at the same time.

To send your entries, visit:

Last day for submission:  July 15, 2014


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