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Play Button Short Film Festival 2018

PlayButton Short Film Festival 2018 announced, inviting entries

Entry starts from Feb 23rd – March 23rd 2018. A big win opportunity for young budding film makers.

Chennai, TN (February 22, 2018) — In an effort to support the budding film makers, Indo-Russian Cinemas in association with Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Chennai announced the launch of PlayButton Short Film Festival 2018, an initiative to promote and recognize the best of young budding talents across Tamilnadu.

“I know the struggles of young film makers and that is why I always wanted to come up with a platform like PlayButton giving a much wider scope they always dream about,” said Venkatesh Kumar, Founder of Indo-Russian Cinemas & PlayButton. “Since 2014 we have screened more than 100 selected short-films at Indo-Russian cinemas every month and of late, we also launched PlayButton Android Mobile App to promote public viewing of these short-films,” he added.

PlayButton short film festival is one of its kinds to adapt public voting of the nominated short films through PlayButton Mobile Android App. Taking place in the cultural city of Chennai, PlayButton short film festival is an intersection for young filmmakers, industry and media.

Short-Film makers can submit their entries through online visiting the www.playbutton.in website. Last date for submitting the entries shall be on or before March 23rd 2018. PlayButton android app developed by Hexapedia.com will be the medium for initial viewing and voting on these short-films. Makers can request their family, friends and social media followers to vote for their short-film by downloading the PlayButton App.

“Opportunities are very stringent, especially in the field of filmmaking so we present this opportunity and the reward for winner of this event is going to be a life changing reward unlike other cash rewards of any other film festival, I promise,” said Mikhail Gorbatov, Director of RCSC, Chennai. “Reward is going to be a big surprise and shall be announced soon,” he added.

First Edition of “Play Button Short Film Festival 2018” Organized by Indo-Russian Cinemas In Association with the Russian Center of Science and Culture.

This is a Film Festival where the Winner is Decided by the People through Voting System and we have started Inviting Entries for the Same.


* Maker/Director should not be more than 35 years of age
* Running Time: 30 minutes (including end credits)
* Production Year: The film must have been produced after Jan 2017.
* All Genres accepted except violence, vulgar comedy.
* Films on Socio-Political Topics Preferred.
* A Filmmaker can submit multiple number of Entries
* Language: Tamil
* Place of Production: Anywhere
* All Films submitted will be available at PlayButton Mobile App for Viewing and Voting
* All Film Entries should be submitted online only
* Earlybird Fee of Rs 100 for submission is non-refundable for any reason
* Your submitted short film shouldn’t have any watermark / logo.
* The submitted short films shall be reviewed and will be posted at Playbutton Android App for
public viewing and voting.

For Submitting your short film please visit our website http:// www.playbutton.in

Dates & Deadlines

FEBRUARY 23 rd – MARCH 23rd 2018
– Submission of Short-Films

MARCH 25TH – APRIL 25TH 2018
– Viewing & Voting on PlayButton Android Mobile AppAPRIL 30TH 2018
– Major Announcements & NotificationsMay 3rd – 4th 2018 Event Date
– Top Voted & Selected short-films will be Screened on May 3rd & 4th
– Award Ceremony on May 4th 5:00 PM

Send your Short Films by Visiting the Link: www.playbutton.in

Kindly find Attached the Press Release, Posters and Rules and Regulations for the same.
Festival DateMay 3rd and 4th
Venue: Russian Center of Science and Culture, Chennai
Viewing and VotingMarch 25th to April 25th
Entries Open: Feb 23rd to March 23rd.
Start Sending your Films Now !!!

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