Through a slew of short films, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has ushered in a revolution in the field of filmmaking.
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has ushered in a revolution in the field of filmmaking. Through a slew of powerful short films, the brand has successfully redefined movie-watching for cinephiles and thrown up a reality check for viewers and filmmakers alike. The films presented are sharp, original, and thought-provoking, with the potential to bring about change.
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films started associating with Jio Mumbai Film Festival in 2016 and created a whole new category in this venerated film festival for short films. Royal Stag Barrel Select LSF helmed the sponsorship of this category at the festival, which made Large Short Films a leader in the category. This year the association has been made bigger and the category gives a platform to 10 short filmmakers to bring out their cinematic genius in the contest announced by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films in partnership with Jio MAMI.
Not only will these films get screened at MAMI, but they will also get exposure to international audiences as the festival is attended by filmmakers from around the globe. Large Short Films has been closely working with stalwarts in the film fraternity and trying to bring back the culture of promoting original ideas with MAMI, and this category is a huge stepping stone to revive the art of storytelling. It’s not just any other contest; rather it’s like a masterclass in short filmmaking.
United in their commitment, Large Short Films is back in action to showcase four movies by well-known directors during the 19th season of the Jio Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI). RSBS LSF collaborates with Sujoy Ghosh, Chaitanya Tamhane, Neeraj Ghaywan, and Tisca Chopra who are known for delivering original content and stand for “Perfection”.
‘Perfect' Prize for Short Filmmaking Contest
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is giving an opportunity of a lifetime to Filmmakers. A total of 10 shortlisted movies from the short filmmaking contest will not only be showcased at MAMI, but the winner will also get to intern with filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The contest will be judged by a panel comprising producer Srishti Arya, actor Rajkummar Rao, and director-cum-screenwriter Nitya Mehra.
Historic win at Filmfare
The proof of the brand’s success was seen in 2016 when Filmfare announced a new category for short films. In fact, it was for the first time in the history of the most prestigious film awards in India that a special category was created to acknowledge short films. Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films won the Best Short Film award in the fiction category for ‘Chutney’ and Tisca Chopra won the Best Actor Female Award.
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films recently released ‘Carbon’, which is based on the dystopian future of 2067 and talks about environmental issues in Delhi, such as scarcity of oxygen and frauds related to an artificial heart transplant. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Jacky Bhagnani, and Prachi Desai. Carbon was the highlight of IIFA Awards 2017 and won accolades from veterans in the film industry. Also, most of these films released in the platform have got awards at different festivals across the globe.
Originality and perfection
At a time when the filmmaking industry is being written off for borrowed concepts and plagiarized ideas, the brand has widely experimented with unique concepts through films like ‘Carbon’, ‘Chutney’, ‘Ahalya’, etc. Royal Stag Barrel Select Large short Films is the only brand that has been constantly rooting for originality and perfection through their platform Large Short Films. All short films produced by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films have unique content that showcase extraordinary stories with finesse. For instance, ‘Bruno and Juliet’ is a conventional love story of characters that have an unconventional love for each other.