Mumbai: Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra truly believes in the power of young creative minds as he believes they have "original and unbiased" views towards storytelling.
Mishra is a jury member of a short film contest 'Love Ke Side Effects', along with filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor and actor-producer Sanjay Suri. They will select the winning films for the contest, which is presented by Gionee, organised by Pocket Films and powered by FunOnGo.
Praising the initiative, Mishra of "Chameli" fame said: "It's a remarkable platform for amateur filmmakers to present their ideas and potential to the world. I have often noticed the most creative ideas come from the youngest, least experienced but passionate writers, who are gifted with an original and unbiased view towards storytelling."
The winner for the best short film will get return tickets to Paris along with the trophy. The runner-up will get a HD camera and the second runner-up will get Gionee smartphones.
Kukunoor, who is credited with films such as "Rockford", "Iqbal", "Aashayein" and "Lakshmi", says short films are the perfect breeding ground for young and enthusiastic filmmakers.
"When I was approached by Pocket Films, I said 'yes' because I'm sure this this festival will bring out different, interesting, quirky films that explore love and its many avatars,” he said.