Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform organized a screening of nominated and award-winning short films from across the globe in the city. Present at the screening were Rasika Duggal (Bollywood actress known for her roles in Manto, Chutney, The School bag & recently acclaimed Mirzapur,),Chintan Sarda, (Producer & Director of Jackie Shroff starrer short film Shunyata) andTarun Sawhney, Head of Global Partnerships – Asia at Shorts International, discussing the increasing popularity of short films in India.
In today’s cluttered content space, Tata Sky ShortsTV brings handpicked bouquet of acclaimed short films for the cinema audience of the cultural capital of India.
The short film screenings at Hard Rock Café that covered live action & animation was a delight for film enthusiasts. The Oscar nominated short films that were screened included – Bear Story (Winner of Best Animated Short Film – 2015 Academy Awards), French Roast (Nominated for Best Animated Short Film – 2009 Academy Awards) & The Eleven O’Clock (Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film – 2018 Academy Awards). This was just a glimpse of over 600 hours of unconventional and captivating short format stories available on Tata Sky ShortsTV.
Tata Sky ShortsTV will be showcasing previous years’ Oscar-nominated short films throughout the month of February along with a Oscar Marathon on the day of the Oscar ceremony (February 24th) with back-to-back films and interviews with Oscar nominated filmmakers. Subscribers can enjoy the short films from the comfort of their homes, laptop as well as on-the-go on Tata Sky Mobile App.
Present on the occasion, Rasika Duggal shared, “The audience in India is ready for the next big wave that is short content viewing. It is great to see that Tata Sky and Shorts International have taken the initiative to provide a singular platform, one that together curates short format content from across the world and allows people to access acclaimed films with utmost ease. As viewers and actors, we are so happy to finally have such a destination.”
Speaking on the event, Tarun Sawhney, Head of Global Partnerships – Asia Shorts International said, “Tata Sky ShortsTV has been a great opening to the Indian market for Shorts International. Apart from the picking the best of Short format content from across the world, we have also expanded our offerings in Indian languages.”
“One such effort to make this service more enjoyable for the subscribers is the screening of Oscar nominated short films. We have a library of previously Oscar nominated short films and subscribers will soon be able to watch the 2019 Oscar nominated and winning films on the Tata Sky ShortsTV too.”
Tata Sky ShortsTV is available on Tata Sky Mobile App and can also be accessed on Channel #113 (SD) and #112 (HD) at a minimal cost of INR 75/month on TV through a Set Top Box and on www.watch.tatasky.com