The 13th Edition of DIBICA’s Tamil Short Film Festival -DTSFF-2014 is once again proud to manifest the talent of the Tamil Short Film Makers. This Festival is traditionally incredible as the scope of the festival is global. The Festival is open to all Film Professionals and the ordinary folk who have a passion for movies. DTSFF also instill a sense of pride & affection as its ability to connect communities and culture across the countries all over the world.

The Short Films reveal the economic and social profile of the present world, and highlights the fast-changing, dynamic trends and forces shaping its future. It deepens the understanding of the human-nature, stimulates splendid qualities, strengthens our personalities which contributes to the environment around.

Many thanks to Fr. Harris for the motivations and being awesome to encourage our team to share our work for the community’s good.

As appreciated, the DBICA’s Tamil Short Film Festival had always strived exclusively to appreciate regional talent, encouraging and promoting local short film makers and young media entrepreneurs to show case their works of art, and provide them with a platform that offers them interaction, networking and greater visibility. The short film festivals conducted by DBICA create a lot of awareness among the audience and promote a deep sense of social responsibility in them, to create and produce that which can elevate, educate and also entertain.

The 13th edition of DTSFF (DBICA Tamil Short Film Festival) was scheduled to be held at the DBICA Auditorium on Saturday, 5th July 2014. This one day festival was crowned with 24 shorts films, shortlisted from the 142 entries that came in for DTSFF. The lineup included various short films and documentaries from filmmakers from all over Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and also from France, England, Australia.

After the first stage of screening, 24 shortlisted entries were viewed by an esteemed board of Jury, under the leadership of Editor B. Lenin, with V. Jaya Bhaskeran – Senior Journalist & Media Critic.
The 13th edition of the DTSFF solemnly commenced with the lighting of “Kuthuvilakku’ by the honorable Chief Guests Fr. Harris, the Director of DBICA and the festival welcomed the participants. He underlined the unfading efforts of DBICA towards the short film festivals.
DBICA officially inaugurated the 13th edition of festival by unveiling the banner of DTSFF 2014 amidst the presence of the Chief Guests present.

After screening 24 short films, we reached the climax of the day – Award Ceremony.

Mr. V’ JayaBhaskeran spoke about the creativity of each and every film directed. Directors were appreciated for bringing out their thoughts & expectations through every casting.

Mr.Jayabhaskaran was surprised & said he has No words to express the quality of movies . All the directors were requested to proceed further in flying colours with their artistic creativity of film making. He also mentioned that the Short filmmakers should develop a strong passion for the short film to win the opinions of the public.

Mr. Lenin spoke on the technical of the film show casted. He thanked and appreciated DBICA for collecting good number of movies and suggested to the viewers to consider short films as a serious medium. He advised the directors to focus on every minute details in shooting a short film. Suggestions were given on how few technical areas could be improved.

The best ones namely

“Kurangu“ by S. Raana Jagatheesa bagged the 1st prize,

“Puthithaga Aarambam” by Sridhar took the pride of the Second prize,

“ Dharmam” by Madonne M Ashwin was chosen to be the Third award winning movie. All these shorts films were respectively awarded cash awards.

There was also ‘The Best Performer’ award given to Prasanna for the film ‘Anthathi’.

Certificates were distributed to all the Shortlisted Participants.

Several short film makers, students from media institutes and film lovers figuring about 300 participated in the festival. The 13th edition of the DTSFF was a grand success receiving positive response from so many filmmakers. This year DTSFF has set another milestone of bringing in 142 entries.