Short Films

Friday, January 12, 2018

For the last few months, I have been watching a bunch of short films on YouTube, with most of them being from Indian directors, actors and storytellers. And everytime I watch a good one I am amazed at the amount of talent in India. Not just actors or directors, but also photographers, videographers, editors, sound engineers, etc. It has been a pleasant experience, and one that I am sure to continue for quite a long time (my YouTube Watch Later playlist is full of short films that seem interesting).

But it also makes me wonder how much this talent could be nurtured if we had more in the form of education and vocational training for people who want to pursue such careers. Bollywood is the world’s largest film industry in terms of movies produced and tickets sold. How many more stories, telling stories, relevant stories could be told if movie making (and related) was made available as an educational choice? I only wonder…