Mumbai, 3rd December 2015: Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has announced, MTDC-Short Film Competition – PIFF 2016 during Pune International Film Festival (PIFF), which will be held between January 14-21, 2015. This competition is for enthusiasts in short film making and videography. The participants will also get a chance to win exciting prizes for making documentaries and films on tourism destinations of Maharashtra.

The best film shot on Maharashtra tourist destinations of cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence will be screened at the MTDC-SFC Section of the Pune International Film Festival. The participants can showcase the natural, traditional and cultural heritage of Maharashtra. The films can be made in Marathi, Hindi and English languages.

Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia (IAS) Managing Director MTDC, said, “The digital age is growing like a rapid fire. In the era of digital marketing, even a few seconds’ video and picture can speak more than for millions of words and we aim to use this new media platform to promote Maharashtra.The challenge is to narrate innovatively the essence of Maharashtra’s identity through visuals and sound, which will depict Maharashtra’s rich heritage and beauty. This year too, we are expecting an overwhelming response like the last year”.

The contestants are expected to make films on Konkan- Beaches and Scuba Diving, Wildlife – Tadoba & Aurangabad as a tourist destination including Biwi Ka Maqbara. Two winners under each category mentioned will get the prize. The first prize will be Rs 1,25 lakhs and the second winner will get Rs 75,000 in a prize.

The short films will be selected by a duly constituted selection committee. The final selection of the winning films will be at PIFF after screening. Detail information is also available on &