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Carrot Films organizes Lockdown Film Festival for aspiring filmmakers


It is mandatory for the films entered into the festival to be shot inside the house.

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Filmmaker Onir had recently issued a film challenge where he had asked aspiring filmmakers to make a two-minute film while maintaining the lockdown rules imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease). The winners of the challenge will get to work with him on his next movie, he said.

Now, Carrot Films, under the leadership of filmmaker couple Ishani K Dutta and Ashish Dutta, has come up with a filmmaking contest called the Lockdown Film Festival, where aspiring filmmakers are invited to submit their short films which should be under three minutes in duration. 

In an official statement, the organizers said, “Making films while staying indoors might seem like a tough challenge, but so is work from home, which requires a revised approach towards work, and a sense of heightened responsibility. And that is exactly why we thought of this festival.” 

The registration, which is free, started on 4 April and is open till Friday 10 April. Entries can be submitted till 14 April. The theme will be issued after those interested register.

As per the name, it is mandatory that the films be shot inside the house, without breaking the lockdown rules. “Take up the challenge of making films while following all the rules that the state has designated for you. Make films to express your innermost desires; to represent your highest aspirations; and to narrate your deepest stories that you always wanted to tell — all at once,” added the statement.

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