As it is that time of the year again when the Mumbai Film Festival invites young Mumbaikars to make a short film on the essence of the city, we decided to highlight the journey of Chinmay Dalvi whose short film Bombay Snow won a Special Mention in Dimensions Mumbai Short Film Competition 2011.
Bombay Snow, a poignant story of a migrant laborer in Mumbai ( read here) which was discovered at the Mumbai Film Festival last year went on to win the Best Short Film award at the 12th New York Indian Film Festival 2012 and the Best Short Fiction award at the 5th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala 2012.
“Dimensions Mumbai is a very good platform to show your work to people,” says
Dalvi, the Mumbai-born youngster with a passion to explore the social reality around him through the camera. “If someone likes your work, then they may help you to sell your short film or let you work with them as an assistant director or something,” he adds.
The Dimensions Mumbai Jury in 2011 was headed by Kiran Rao and comprised Vikramaditya Motwane, Nishikant Kamat, Onir and Renuka Shahane. This was Dalvi’s second attempt at the short film competition that won him a Jury Special Mention. His short film Hum Sab Ek hai was selected in Dimensions Mumbai in 2010.
Dalvi has assisted on many documentaries and short films since then and is now planning to join a film school.
To enter your short film for Dimensions Mumbai Short Film Competition, click here.