75 young creative talents from all over India are set to take on the ‘Film Challenge' to make a short film, all in 48 hours at IFFI 54. Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur will launch the‘75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow’ challenge in Goa tomorrow (November 21, 2023). The 3rd edition of the competition, organized on the side-lines of the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), is set to witness the dynamic celebration of innovation and storytelling prowess by young creative talents.
This unique initiative will provide the selected 75 participants the opportunity to interact with the Union Minister Shri Thakur. They will also interact with the members of the global film fraternity present at IFFI and will have a chance to witness the business of cinema, at the Film Bazaar. The "Creative Minds of Tomorrow" initiative to offer young learners with the platform to excel in the field of filmmaking and become the leading filmmakers and artists of tomorrow.
Selected from a pool of over 600 applications, these 75 young filmmakers and artists are from diverse backgrounds and different places such as Bishnupur (Manipur), Jagatsinghpur (Odisha), and Sadarpur (Madhya Pradesh) among others. The participants are from 19 different States and Union Territories of India, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. They have been selected by the Selection Jury and Grand Jury panels consisting of eminent personalities.