Short Film Contest

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Is making a movie your dream?
Are you ambitious?
Are you dreaming about making a fantastic feature film in Telugu?

Then here is the opportunity for you to make the best out of your talent.

Vishnu Manchu short film contest

Mr.Vishnu Manchu initiates this short film contest with a goal of encouraging talented and enthusiastic filmmakers. Here is why he started this contest;

“As an actor and film maker I come across a lot of talented people who have a burning desire to make films and are waiting for an opportunity. Then I thought we, 24 Frames Factory, being one of the premiere production houses in India, why should not we create a platform for these people and bring in those fresh ideas to life. I want them to use this opportunity if they have the right talent.

“One of the best short love stories ever told is the Love Story of Carl and Ellie in the Movie UP, Pete Docter, the Director of the movie narrates one of the most beautiful love stories ever in a matter of 3 to 4 minutes. I am looking for talent like that who can narrate a great story in a matter of minutes. I am not looking for the technical aspects but looking for the art of story telling, I don't think anybody will mind if a mobile camera is used to make the film as long as the content keeps the audience engaged.

We are looking for talent that can deliver a beautiful story in 3 minutes.

Vishnu Manchu

24 frames factory :

24 frames factory is exclusively designed as a content development company. We conceive and develop varied content to suit the requirements of TV, Radio and Mobile Communication programs. We have a well-researched team to look into the zone of small budget films, quality serials; and talk, reality, game, and film-related shows.

  • Current Theega
  • Anukshanam
  • Rowdy
  • Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda
  • Doosukeltha
  • Denikaina Ready
  • Photographs of these as a collage or grid
  • The above are some of the hits produced by the company.

    Eligibility :

    Open to everyone, be it independent or student filmmakers. Works will be considered for competition only if they are of a total running time of 3 minutes or less. The contest committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project. The movies can be of any theme for the entry level. But after the participants enter the levels the candidate must stick to the theme given to them.

    The movies can also be shot with a cellphone camera, we are right now not looking at quality but at the art of story telling.

    All qualified entries must be independently produced and financed. Films produced, financed or developed by a major film studio or television network are ineligible to compete.

    Submissions :

    Films can be submitted to us in a DVD or by online file transfer only. To submit your film and/or any required materials via online file transfer,
    go to :

    Follow the onscreen instructions for the file transfer. You may upload multiple files (2GB limit per upload).

    To submit your film on DVD through the mail, please send the screener in a protective envelope to guarantee its safety during shipping. Receipt of your entry is acknowledged by email to the address listed on your entry form. A completed entry form must be submitted with each project. Multiple submissions by the same director and/or Production Company are accepted, but a separate completed form must accompany each film.

    Unsigned entry forms will be rejected.

    The entry must also include the following:

  • Film description (50 words or less),
  • Complete production credits,
  • Film logline,
  • Director’s headshot (digital, 200 dpi min.),

  • Director’s bio, list of previous and planned screenings,
  • And (5) stills from the film (digital, 200 dpi min.).
  • ALL SUBMITTED MATERIALS become the property of the 24 Frames Factory Online Film Contest. These materials cannot be returned. By submitting this material and signing the release form, you acknowledge 24FF right to copy any material for the commercial and non-commercial use.

    The postmark deadline for entries in the 2015 competition is Tuesday, February 10th, 2015. The online upload submission deadline is 6:00 pm.

    Films postmarked or uploaded after the designated deadlines have no guarantee of being viewed for Official Selection consideration. Applicants will be notified of their status after Screening Committee’s viewing. The latest notification date for Official Selection for Level 1 is 11th of February.

    The Contest :

    Level 1
    The contest will be announced on 15th January and for every level there will be a theme given. The contestants are required to make a short film of 2-3 min with the given theme. Of all the entries, 20 contestants will be selected for level 1.

    Level 2
    5 will be eliminated from level 1. The remaining 15 contestants will be elevated to the next level. Another theme will be given and a week’s time will be given for the contestants to submit the entries for the next level.

    Similarly the level 3 (10 Contestants in level 3) and level 4 (5 Contestants in level 4) will be conducted and the final Contestants from level 4 will win the contest.


    Only one winner from the Level 4 will be selected. Winner will get the prize money on 19th March, on the Birthday of Dr.Mohan Babu himself.

    Important Date Deadlines

  • Feb 10th - Entries
  • Feb 11th - Theme for Level 1 is announced
  • Feb 17th - End of Level 1
  • Feb 18th -Theme for Level 2 is announced
  • Feb 24th - End of Level 2
  • Feb 25th - Theme for Level 3 is announced
  • Feb 3rd - End of Level 3
  • Mar 4th - Theme for Level 4 is announced
  • Mar 14th - End of Level 4
  • Mar 19th - Announcement of Results

    Entries are pre-screened by the Selection Committee. The panel selects 20 films from the submission field. These Officially Selected Films are then given a public exhibition on the Youtube channel of 24 Frames Factory. An Official Jury consisting of great filmmakers will go through the films and decide


  • 1) Ram Gopal Varma
  • 2) Deva Katta
  • 3) Dasarath
  • 4) Kona Venkat
  • 5) Gopi Mohan
  • 6) BVS Ravi
  • Apart form the jury, even the audience play a great role in selecting the best short film. All the short films will be uploaded on to the official youtube channel of 24 Frames Factory. There will be good weightage given to the audience’s response to the short film.


    Prize money for winning the contest – 1 lakh
    The winner will also get a chance to Direct a movie in the production of 24 frames factory.


    By signing the entry form, the filmmaker gives the 24Frames Factory International Short Film Contest permission to use all submitted materials, including, but not limited to film stills, descriptions, director’s biography and film screening history in any and all forms of media for the express purpose of contest promotion and publicity.


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