Zee Talkies "Talkies Lighthouse" contest a grand success

Receives an overwhelming response of over 5000 entries in a month

By Aritra Mahapatra, Everymedia

Zee Talkies LogoMumbai, April 7 - Zee Talkies new initiative, the Talkies Lighthouse contest which aimed to give budding film-makers a chance to showcase their talent has received an overwhelming response with a record breaking 5000 plus entries in a span of a month.  Such has been the response, that the makers extended the contest to the 31st of March, 2016.

Talkies Lighthouse is a one-of-its-kind series that showcased short films on the Marathi channel every weekend from January 10, 2016. The show, a success had now opened its doors for the young gifted film-makers and film enthusiasts. The contest which began on the 24th of February, 2016 was extended by 3 days more to end on the 31st of March 2016 with entries from across India in different languages. The contest had an Open as well as a professional category for participants and the theme for the short film was Stories in Maharashtra; it could be a day, a love story or an adventurous trip.

Read: Zee Talkies Brings Short Films in "Talkies Lighthouse" TV Show to Maharashtra Audiences

Speaking about the success of the Talkies Lighthouse contest, Bavesh Janavlekar, Business Head, Zee Talkies, “It makes me very proud to see what a success this contest has been. At the initial stages, we had never expected such a large number of entries to pour in but the turnout has been exemplary. This has been a perfect platform for young burgeoning film-makers to showcase their talent and we cannot wait to see who the winner will be!”

The jury will comprise of renowned directors and actors from the Marathi film industry who will select the winning short films and gratify them at a special film festival. The winning entries will also be featured on the channel as part of the Talkies Lighthouse series apart from winning cash prizes worth lakhs. The winners will be announced in the month of May.

With a celebrated jury and prominent names, the contest is a huge platform for all those who are eager to showcase their talent.