Thursday, December 21, 2006

INdiA's BiGgeSt FiLm cOmPeTiTIoN!

The Genesis Film Project Press Release – Date: December 21, 2007

Child Relief and You (CRY), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), SMILE, Make A Wish Foundation, Sadak Chaap, Helen Keller Institute, Spastic Society, Akanksha, Aids Alternativa and Women's India Trust (WIT) are among the 101 charities that have come together to be a part of The Genesis Film Project (GFP), films for a difference.

In what is snowballing into the biggest short filmmaking competition India has ever seen, the Peacock Project and MAM Movies join hands with partners, Cinemax and Timeout Mumbai by inviting film enthusiasts to help uncover Mumbai's charity organizations. 101 charities will enjoy 5 minutes of limelight after 101 film makers shoot, edit and present their final pieces, all in 101 hours, starting Jan 2nd, 2007.

25 of the best films, arranged categorically, will then be selected to be screened on January 9th, 2007, at one of Mumbai's premier theaters, Cinemax Theaters. A panel of celebrity judges including Nagesh Kukunoor, Anupam Kher, Khalid Mohammed and others, who have excelled in their respective fields while making a remarkable impact on the lives of others through their social work, will choose the best films and award prizes to the winners.

GFP aims to use the medium of stories to strike a cord - a harmony within filmmakers to inspire to make films that matter. The filmmakers will denote the organization's mission, achievements and difficulties they face. Attempting to unveil and capture the spirit that drives these people to change our world, this is a valuable opportunity to connect with unsung heroes, who dedicate their lives to the betterment of society.

Owing to international collaborations including with the California based organization formed to create support for NGOs – Charity Focus, and world-wide film screenings including at film festivals in United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa and Australia, the project looks poised to break barriers and cross boundaries across the globe.

Ajesh Shah
USA contact number: 1-510-257-4210
India Contact number: 91-98207 81666

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