'Jab We met' director Imtiaz Ali is all set to nurture a talent hunt 'Raju Ban Gaya Director', a unique mobile based contest for filmmaking.
The talent hunt will give an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to aspiring filmmakers to intern with Ali in his upcoming project. "Gone are the days of the legendary 'struggle'. For today's generation a great film is just a mobile phone away.
And there are stories everywhere waiting to be captured, and opportunities waiting to be explored," Ali said in a statement. Any mobile user in India can participate in 'Raju Ban Gaya Director' contest, by just creating an original concept movie of three minutes on the mobile phone and upload it on www.ideapopcornstreet.com. The jury, comprising of experienced filmmakers, will shortlist the Top 30 films in the first round, which will then be put up on the portal for public viewing and voting.
On the basis of voting, the top 10 films will be selected and the makers of these films will then be asked to create another five minute duration film, based on a script given by the jury, which will once again have to be shot using a mobile phone.
The new directors will be given two weeks to make this film and will be required to promote and popularise their movie using social media. Last date for submission of the film is till August 1. The show is a brainchild of Idea cellular.