#ACutBeyond : A short film contest by HCL and Filmwallas

HCL and Filmwallas present #ACutBeyond, a short film contest and an opportunity to innovate for the fastest growing IT services brand in the world.

Tell us a story of how two or more people come together in a unique relationship to use next generation technologies and take the world forward. Submit your entries by 10th Jun.

To register, please drop us an email at info@filmwallas.com expressing your interest in the contest. We will reach out to you with further details.

For more details on the theme please download the brief here

  • 1st Prize – The Complaint
  • 2nd Prize – The Priceless Art
  • 3rd Prize – Hajji
  • 3rd Prize – The 8th Sense

The cash awards are:

  • FIRST PRIZE--US$5,000
  • SECOND PRIZE--US$3,000
  • THIRD PRIZE--US$2,000

All winners & shortlisted filmmakers will be eligible to participate in a filmmaking workshop for free in Mumbai.

All participants will be issued certificates of participation by HCL and Filmwallas.

All awards/prizes will be presented at a ceremony in July, 2017. The exact date and venue will be shared via mail.

Important dates

Registration Deadline: 15th May

Submission Deadline: 10th Jun

Top 10 shortlist announcement: 30 th June

Winners announcement of top 3 films: 15 th July

The Jury

Nagesh Kukunoor

Winner, for the best feature-length film - at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, 2015.

Ashish Vidyarthi

National Award Winner, India Has over 200 Bollywood feature films to his credit

Apurva Chamaria

Head, Corporate Marketing– HCL Under his leadership, the HCLT brand campaigns have won 130 global awards in the last 3 years.

Matt Preschern

Chief Marketing Officer – HCL Received the BtoB “Top Digital Marketer” award, 2012.

  • All members of the cast and crew must be registered on Filmwallas.com
  • #ACutBeyond is a juried contest, open to any independent filmmaker worldwide, age no bar.
  • Entry is free.
  • HCL Employees are eligible to participate in the contest.
  • All qualified entries must be independently produced and financed. The contest committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.
Steps to Participate

Drop an email to us at info@filmwallas.com expressing your interest.

Sign-up on Filmwallas.

Email your script and selected category for mentorship requirement to info@filmwallas.com. Mentorship can be availed for one or more of the following categories: a) Writing b) Production c) Direction d) Acting e) Post Production. A request for atleast one category is mandatory.

Upload your film on http://filmwallas.com

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