Mentorship by filmmakers for next-generation filmmakers

The ‘Ciné Impact Fello

The ‘Ciné Impact Fellowship' programme has been introduced by Hyphen, a citizen action platform for adolescents, to develop emerging talent from the next generation of filmmakers for independent storytelling on social concerns.


A cohort of 10 filmmakers with a fixed one-time financial assistance worth INR 1,00,000 in addition to cash prizes worth INR 1,00,000 through a national short film competition. Critics and filmmakers like Saibal Chatterjee, Utpal Borpujari, Arnab Banerjee and Faizal Khan would vet the participants.


Also, a week-long mentorship and handholding of the selected participants will be done under the mentorship of noted national award-winning filmmaker Brahmanand S Singh and National Award-winning docu-filmmaker, Amitabh Parashar.


The Fellowship programme is open to any Indian under the age of 25 who aspires to become a filmmaker. The selected teams would be mentored by renowned filmmakers and critics in a week-long filmmaking boot camp. Fellows will work on making short films that highlight the NGOs and corporate run initiatives and their socio-economic impact on society. The programme would offer wide ranging support to these young talents with mentorship and grants for making documentaries.


Apresh Mishra, founder, The Hyphen says, “The Ciné Impact Fellowship programme is a part of our resolve to articulate filmmakers’ tryst with socio-economic issues either directly or tangentially. The fellowship will explore different elements whether social, economic or cultural through short films. As part of our mission of youth-led social transformation, this fellowship aims to nurture new talent of emerging filmmakers for storytelling on issues that the society is grappling with today.”


Applications for fellowship will start from September 15, 2021 and the last date for applying is October 15, 2021. Winners of the short film competition will be announced on November 1, 2021 and grand finale on February 20, 2022. For more details, interested participants can visit the website, https://thehyphen.in/Ciné-impact/