Netflix India launched Take Ten Seeking India’s next generation of storytellers; offers $10,000 grant
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Take Ten, a short film workshop and competition is launched by Netflix India on Monday with the goal of discovering and supporting budding filmmakers from various backgrounds in India. According to the release, ten filmmakers will be given the exciting opportunity to attend workshops led by the best in the creative industry and then to make a fully-funded short film with a $10,000 grant. The films will be showcased on Netflix’s India YouTube channel.
“Take Ten is a celebration of storytelling and originality. The workshop and competition aim to be inclusive and showcase the diverse voices behind and in front of the camera in India,” says film critic, author and Film Companion editor, Anupama Chopra, who is leading the program. “I hope Take Ten enables artists across India to find their footing and soar.”
Take Ten is sponsored by the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, which has dedicated $100 million a year over five years to setting underrepresented communities up for success in the TV and film industries through programs all around the world.
Who can apply to Take Ten
There are only two criteria to join: Applicants must be a citizen or resident of India and over the age of 18. Registrations open on 7th February 2022 at www.taketen.in. To enter, applicants have to submit a film of up to two minutes based on the topic ‘My India,’ which should be shot with their phone and represent who they are as a filmmaker. The applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.
The shortlisted participants will not only get to bring their short film idea to life but they will also get a chance to learn about writing, direction, production and more from award-winning talent including Abhishek Chaubey, Hansal Mehta, Juhi Chaturvedi, Neeraj Ghaywan and Guneet Monga.