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Behind the Screen

“We do not know everyone, but everyone we know has a story to tell. There are 100 million true stories out there, a famous producer once said, and hardly one would make an interesting movie...”

If you tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe, he would believe you. But if you tell him a park bench has just been painted, he has to touch it to verify. That is power of story telling in an imaginative way.

Do you think you are the one who can drive people’s minds with your thoughts? Then the game is here for you. The ground rules are simple:
To believe that you can...

  • Take the world by storm with your thoughts.
  • Blur the boundary between imagination and the actual.
  • Pen down your thoughts that can produce a flick.
  • Place it at the right frame.

Clear with the rules? Wait for the game plan. Get ready to indulge in some serious fun!


Day 1 - 22.01.10

Session 1 – Editing-I 

Time - 9:00am – 12:30pm

  • Introduction to basic techniques.
  • Types of software used for Editing.
  • How a video editing is done.
  • How an audio editing is done.

Session 2 – Editing-II  

Time - 1:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Creative aspects of Editing.
  • Interaction between the speaker and the participants.


Session 3- Script Writing

Time - 4pm – 6pm

  • Introduction about script writing.
  • How to write a Script.
  • Screening of 5 shortlisted short films.



1. Session 1&2 - Mr.B.Lenin, Film maker

National Award Winner- Best Director, Best Editor 
2. Session 3 - Mr.Balu Mahendra, Director and Cinematographer

National Award Winner- Best Director, Best Cinematography.


1. Session 1&2 - Mr.B.Lenin, Film maker and Editor

National Award Winner-Best Director, Best Editor

Mr.B.Lenin has been in the field of cinema for around 25 years. He is a well known editor, writer and director in the Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi film industry. He has edited many feature and non-feature films. He is the winner of the National Award for “First Best Director for Non-feature Films” in the year 1993-94. He has also worked as a lab technician at AVM studios, B&W lab and as an assistant sound engineer to Mr.Mangesh Desai, Bombay. He has worked in over 200 films in five different Indian languages and also in an English movie.

He is the recipient of the prestigious Indian National Award for Best Editor for the feature film category and has also bagged various state awards. He secured the National award for Best Director for the movie “OORUKU NOORUPER” and the film itself was awarded the Best Feature Film award in Tamil (2001). He also won the National Award for Best Editing for the movie “Kadhalan” in 1995.

His notable movies are Gentle man, Indian, Man of the match, Ratchagan, Vaali, Kushi, Nayagan, Chennai-28 etc.,


2. Session 3 - Mr.Balu Mahendra, Director and Cinematographer

National Award Winner-Best Director, Best Cinematographer.

Mr. BALU MAHENDRA is a cinematography graduate and a gold medalist from the FTII in Pune. He started his film career as a cameraman for the Malayalam film Nellu in 1974, which earned him the Best Cinematography award from the Government of India. He has been chosen as the best cinematographer for around ten films. He pioneered innovative camera style for colour in South India.

His first film as a director was Kokila, a Kannada film, which earned him a National Film Award. He has also Secured five National Awards in different fields, notably for his Best cinematography in Moondram Pirai. His film “Vanna Vanna Pookkal” has won the National Award for Best Tamil Feature Film.

His notable movies are Adhu Oru Kanaa Kaalam, Sathi Leelavathi, Marupadiyum, Moondram Pirai, Julie Ganapathi etc.,

Are you an aspiring film-maker?
Are you a short film maker? Are you trying to become a short film maker?


Searching for a screen for your film??

Then let your visuals talk on the screens of 'Behind the Screen'!!.

'Behind The Screen' gives you a shot at opening the right doors and making the right connections to get your short film discovered by professionals in the film industry. Winners will be selected by a judging panel comprised of working industry professionals who are looking for the next generation of creative cum talented filmmakers.


  • Topic : Social Issue
  • Time Duration : Max 3 mins
  • Deadline for entries: 17 January 2010
  • 5 short films will be shortlisted for screening in final (3rd) session of the workshop from which one short film will be selected as the winner by the judge.
  • Participation certificates will be awarded for all entries.




  • The film may be any genre, including:

             1. Drama
             2. Comedy 
             3. Documentary
             4. Music video

  • The film may be any of length under 3 minutes including Front and Back credits.
  • The short film can be made in any language (should contain English subtitles).
  • Multiple entries from the same Director will be accepted.
  • At least one person from the short film team should be present at the workshop.
  • The film must be stored on a single DVD.
  • The following information should be sent along with DVD:

             1. College or Institute name 
             2. Film title 
             3. Length of the film
             4. Name of the filmmaker 
             5. Filmmaker’s phone number and email address

  • Entry materials (DVD's) submitted will not be returned to the entrant.
  • Kurukshetra 2010 (Behind The Screen) is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries.
  • All filmmakers will be notified via email regarding the acceptance of their entries.
  • No registration fee is required.
  • The DVD has to be sent  to the following address - 


       Room no-81, VII block,

       Engineering college hostels,

       College of Engineering Guindy,

       Anna University Chennai,

       Chennai-600 025.


  • Participants must send the DVD by 17th January.


  • Registration closed.
  • The participants will be intimated through a confirmation mail on 15th January.
  • The participants must send the DVDs by 17th January.
  • No registration fee is required for the workshop.
  • No separate registration for the Short film contest.
  • The participants have to bring the following on the day of the workshop:

        1. College ID card

        2. A printout of the confirmation mail


Registration closed for the workshop.

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