Netflix India introduces the Take Ten quest to find next-generation storytellers and promises a $10,000 prize
Take Ten, a short film workshop and competition was launched by Netflix India on Monday with the goal of discovering and supporting budding filmmakers from various backgrounds in India. According to a release, ten filmmakers will be given the exciting opportunity to attend seminars led by the greatest in the creative industry before making a fully-funded short film with a $10,000 (approximately Rs. 7.4 lakh) award.
Netflix will offer ten filmmakers the opportunity to participate in workshops led by industry experts. Netflix India announces the Take Ten competition to find next-generation storytellers, with a prize pool of $10,000. Applicants must be Indian citizens or residents in order to apply to Take Ten.
Shortlisted applicants will have the opportunity to learn about filmmaking after submitting a film of up to two minutes. The films will be available on Netflix’s YouTube service in India. The films will be available on Netflix’s YouTube service in India.
The Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, which has committed $100 million (approximately Rs. 745 crores) over five years to help the next generation of storytellers from underrepresented areas, is sponsoring Take Ten.
“We’re excited to launch Take Ten in India – a short film workshop and competition that will open up the chance for aspiring filmmakers from anywhere in India to tell their stories. Supported by Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity, Take Ten shows that great stories can come from anywhere and it creates new opportunities for filmmakers to receive training from some of the best in the industry,”Netflix Head of External Affairs Asia Pacific Amy Sawitta Lefevre said.
Applicants must be Indian citizens or residents and over the age of 18 to apply to Take Ten. On February 7, 2022, registration will open.
To be considered, applicants must submit a two-minute film based on the theme of My India, shot on their phone and representing who they are as a filmmaker.
Award-winning talent such as Abhishek Chaubey, Hansal Mehta, Juhi Chaturvedi, Neeraj Ghaywan, and Guneet Monga will teach the shortlisted participants about writing, direction, production, and more, according to the release.
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