For the first time ever, an online entertainment website and social network media of Karnataka, is hosting a global level contest for short films.

Balkani News, has decided to support and award the latest trends and passionate talents by starting a digital short film award contest.

The official Launch of Lumiere Phalke Global 2018, a short film contest was organised by Balkani News and Pinkatom Foundation on Saturday. While the event was inaugrated by Actor Raghavendra Rajkumar, Actress Roopa iyer, Actress Sumana Nagarkar, Melwin Mathias, Usha, Sharath Chandran Nair, Malladi Narasimhalu, Arun vijay, Actor Niranjan Shetty in Bangalore.

The Balkani Lumiere-Phalke Short Film Contest is an attempt to revive film making amongst the youth.The Juries of the Balkani Lumiere Phalke will get to watch all nominated short films and it is they who will vote for the overall winner, who will be presented at the Lumiere Phalke Awards Ceremony and the winner of the contest will get whooping Rs. 3 Lakhs prize.

It has well-known names in Jury list such as Yograj Bhat, Roopa Iyyar, Arundhati Nag, Prakash Belawadi, P Sheshadri, Santhosh Rai Pathaje, Baraguru Rmachandrappa, KM Prakash and Basavalingaiah C.

The “Lumiere-Phalke Short Film Contest” is in honor of two legends in the motion picture industry, Dadasaheb Phalke and the Lumière brothers. This contest will feature eminent personalities from the Kannada film industry and will be screened and distributed all over the Internet social media, traditional TV, radio and media channels.



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