Great stories can come from anywhere. That's why Film Companion is pleased to announce 'Take Ten', a programme that aims to find and fund ten exciting storytellers from across the country. Take Ten, part of Netflix's Fund for Creative Equity, is a short film initiative guided by our ongoing goal to support emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds.
With TakeTen, ten filmmakers will be given the opportunity of a lifetime – a chance to attend a 6-day filmmaking workshop and then to make a fully funded short film, which will be showcased on Netflix's YouTube channel. TakeTen is looking for stories rooted in India with no restriction on age, experience, region or language. We believe that inclusion behind the camera leads to inclusion in front of the camera, and that's why we want to ensure that we're supporting aspiring filmmakers from across India.
This programme aims to set aspiring filmmakers on a path to success by giving them access to some of the industry's best so that they can learn, be inspired and inspire in return. Award-winning talents like Abhishek Chaubey, Hansal Mehta, Juhi Chaturvedi, Neeraj Ghaywan and Guneet Monga will host workshops for the finalists on writing, direction, production and more.
"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."
Applications open on 7th February 2022 at www.taketen.in. To enter, applicants are 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. Along with that, a pitch consisting of a logline and summary on the theme 'Home' .
The applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.
What TakeTen Offers!
•INR 7 Lakhs to make your short film
•A chance to attend a 6-day filmmaking workshop by the best in the entertainment industry.
•Your Short Film published on Netflix India's YouTube Channel
To know more about how you can apply to TakeTen, visit www.taketen.in