ShortsTV Honors India's Filmmakers Qualified for Oscar Consideration


Top Four Finalist Films from the ShortsTV Best of India Short Film Festival; Films Gain Academy Award Consideration Qualification, Exposure and Cash Prize

Last Updated: August 7, 2019 5:00 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, CA--August 7, 2019) The winners of the Best of India Film Festival are screening in Los Angeles this week, at the Best of India Short Film Festival presented by ShortsTV™, the world’s only Short Film Channel ( and official distributor of the OSCAR® Nominated Short Films. The Best of India Short Film Festival has been established by ShortsTV to honor and recognize the exceptional work of filmmakers from India, and gives these filmmakers the opportunity to qualify for Academy Award consideration.

The finalists of this year’s festival are Maya (19 min), Half Full (12 min), Unfamiliar (20 min), and Counterfeit Kunkoo (15 min). Prizes include the seven day screening in Los Angeles to qualify for Academy Award consideration. ShortsTV is awarding a total prize of $2,500, and every film entered will be considered for a television broadcast deal.

ShortsTV’s goal is to raise awareness of these creators and open doors for possible deals and other opportunities to benefit the short filmmakers. Last year, the top prize went to Mumbai-based filmmaker Chintan Sarda and his short film Shunyata, featuring Jackie Shroff in the leading role.

ShortsTV launched in India in 2018, in partnership with Tata Sky, with a library of over 5,000 short films. ShortsTV is available in approximately 70 million households across the US, India, Europe and Latin America. ShortsTV is concurrently holding the Best of Latin America Film Festival.

The finalist screening is taking place at Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Learn more here and visit

About ShortsTV
ShortsTV is the world's first and only 24/7 HD channel dedicated to short movies. It is available across the US on DirecTV (channel 573), AT&T U-Verse (channel 1789), US Sonet (channel 292), CenturyLink (channel 1789), Frontier Communications (channel 1789) and Google Fiber (channel 603) and numerous NCTC member companies. ShortsTV™ is operated by Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company with the world’s largest movie catalogue dedicated to short movies. Shorts International also operates ShortsTV®, which is available across Europe. ShortsTV offers hundreds of the world’s best independent shorts for download in 92 iTunes stores across the globe as well as on Amazon Instant Video (UK, US and Germany), Google Play (US and Canada), Verizon and Frontier (US).

ShortsTV is operated by Shorts International Ltd, which is headquartered in London, England and represented in the United States by Shorts Entertainment Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary located in Los Angeles. The company is led by Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive.

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