Shemaroo receives 1.15 lakh video entries for MobileFillamBaaz Inbox
The idea to enable people to make video content with just a mobile was received with roaring success in the first edition of Shemaroo MobileFillamBaaz contest. 1.15 lakh video entries were registered as the contest sparked creativity among people. The underlying concept of Shemaroo was to enable people to be creative even with minimal equipment and make a short film and be called a Fillambaaz. The excitement among people and the quality of entries proved that India does have diversified talent.
The jury shortlisted 10 videos and thereafter a winner was decided. All the 10 videos can be viewed here WATCH. After the grand success of this contest, Shemaroo Entertainment is all set to make Mobile FillamBaaz an annual property. Mr. Dharmendra Sharma, 47-year-old, TV shows director from Mumbai was the winner for his short film, ‘Sawaal’, and he took home one lakh rupees. His award-winning video can be seen here - WATCH
Congratulating the winner and highlighting the motive behind the contest, Ms. Kranti Gada, COO, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. said, “For us at Shemaroo everyone who took an effort to put in an entry is a winner. The idea to come up with Shemaroo MobileFillamBaaz was to create a platform for unique talents across the nation enabling them to showcase their story telling and film making skills. We are amazed to see such excellent response from people of all walks of life.”
Mr. Rajesh Puri, judge of the MobileFillamBaaz said, “All the participants had put in a good effort. However, amongst all the entries received, what stood out was the storytelling and film making style of Dharmendra Sharma. This unique contest curated by Shemaroo and the enormous response from people goes onto show that lack of budget and equipment cannot be deterrent in making great content. I am glad that Shemaroo has taken this initiative to recognize and reward the diverse talent from our country.”
On winning Mr. Dharmendra Sharma said, “I am extremely thrilled to win the contest. I am thankful to Shemaroo to provide such an opportunity. It was a unique experience for me and my family. The inspiration behind this concept was the migrant crisis during the initial days of lockdown. Hence, we thought of showing our gratitude to the society by sharing a message through this contest.”
The winner of this nationwide contest was announced and felicitated through a virtual event on Facebook. The judges were eminent personalities of creative industry, actor and director, Rajesh Puri, director Mukul Verma & Dharmesh Mehta and Shemaroo’s YouTube General Manager Alok Srivastav.